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Could you get osteomyelitis twice?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
9 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

May get recurrent osteomyelitis in same location if not treated thoroughly.
May get osteomyelitis at different site.Multifocal osteo. can occur simultaneously in multiple locations.MRSA osteomyelitis has tendency to be multifocal.CRMO, chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyeltis can affect 2 to 11 or more sites.Not necessarily at same time not caused by bacteria.Autoimmune process treated with NSAIDs

In brief: Yes

May get recurrent osteomyelitis in same location if not treated thoroughly.
May get osteomyelitis at different site.Multifocal osteo. can occur simultaneously in multiple locations.MRSA osteomyelitis has tendency to be multifocal.CRMO, chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyeltis can affect 2 to 11 or more sites.Not necessarily at same time not caused by bacteria.Autoimmune process treated with NSAIDs
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes it's possible to get more than once.

In brief: Yes

Yes it's possible to get more than once.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Jake Heiney
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes osteomyelitis

Osteomyelitis is difficult to eradicate and often can "reappear" even after years.
But certainly it can occur more than once.

In brief: Yes osteomyelitis

Osteomyelitis is difficult to eradicate and often can "reappear" even after years.
But certainly it can occur more than once.
Dr. Jake Heiney
Dr. Jake Heiney
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In brief: YES....

of course. Same bone or different bone.

In brief: YES....

of course. Same bone or different bone.
Dr. Darrell Latva
Dr. Darrell Latva
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