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Can osteomyletis come back?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

Cure is rare recurrent infx is the rule.

In brief: Absolutely

Cure is rare recurrent infx is the rule.
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Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Yes, but rarely

Bone infections can be difficult to manage due to reduced circulation to the infected tissue.
However, if treated by a specialist, 6 to 8 weeks of appropriate antibiotic will cure most osteomyelitis.Reasons for recurrence include: presence of a foreign body (prosthesis), inappropriate antibiotic, poor antibiotic absorption, lack of surgery to remove infected bone & weak immune system (ie. Diabetes).

In brief: Yes, but rarely

Bone infections can be difficult to manage due to reduced circulation to the infected tissue.
However, if treated by a specialist, 6 to 8 weeks of appropriate antibiotic will cure most osteomyelitis.Reasons for recurrence include: presence of a foreign body (prosthesis), inappropriate antibiotic, poor antibiotic absorption, lack of surgery to remove infected bone & weak immune system (ie. Diabetes).
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Dr. Majid Jamali
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Maybe

Acute osteomyelitis will be diminished once the source is removed.
Sclerosing type which includes actinomycosis, might go to remission and then return. Once the bone is resected, the disease is cured.

In brief: Maybe

Acute osteomyelitis will be diminished once the source is removed.
Sclerosing type which includes actinomycosis, might go to remission and then return. Once the bone is resected, the disease is cured.
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