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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.
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
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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
Dr. Nicolas Melgarejo
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