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How many people are susceptible to have osteomyelitis?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Hard to answer

People with normal immune systems are not generally susceptible to osteomyelitis.
Osteomyelitis is not a frequent disease, but there are certain factors that contribute to developing it. Bloodstream infection, called sepsis, is a major one. Also, traumatic injuries causing exposure of the bone to the outside environment may lead to it. Weakened immune system also predisposes to it.

In brief: Hard to answer

People with normal immune systems are not generally susceptible to osteomyelitis.
Osteomyelitis is not a frequent disease, but there are certain factors that contribute to developing it. Bloodstream infection, called sepsis, is a major one. Also, traumatic injuries causing exposure of the bone to the outside environment may lead to it. Weakened immune system also predisposes to it.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Michael Patney
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Everyone

Osteomyelitis is an infection with in the bone.
Some people are more susceptible but anyone with an infection can get it in the bone and that's osteomyelitis.

In brief: Everyone

Osteomyelitis is an infection with in the bone.
Some people are more susceptible but anyone with an infection can get it in the bone and that's osteomyelitis.
Dr. Michael Patney
Dr. Michael Patney
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