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Is it possible for staph infections to occur in your bones?

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Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Yes

Fortunately most routine staphylococcus infections are limited to the skin.
However, once the bacteria moves beyond the skin to involve the blood, the infection can then spread almost anywhere including into bones. This condition is called osteomyelitis & generally requires expert evaluation for diagnosis & management. Individuals at particular risk for osteomyelitis include uncontrolled diabetics.

In brief: Yes

Fortunately most routine staphylococcus infections are limited to the skin.
However, once the bacteria moves beyond the skin to involve the blood, the infection can then spread almost anywhere including into bones. This condition is called osteomyelitis & generally requires expert evaluation for diagnosis & management. Individuals at particular risk for osteomyelitis include uncontrolled diabetics.
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Dr. Nicolas Melgarejo
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Osteomyelitis

Yes. The most common cause of osteomyelitis (bone infection) is staphylococcus aureus.

In brief: Osteomyelitis

Yes. The most common cause of osteomyelitis (bone infection) is staphylococcus aureus.
Dr. Nicolas Melgarejo
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