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Will osteomyelitis kill me?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Possible

Osteomielitis it is a severe infection of the bone.
This can lead to sepsis which has a very high mortality rate.

In brief: Possible

Osteomielitis it is a severe infection of the bone.
This can lead to sepsis which has a very high mortality rate.
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: The bone infection

Will likely affect the bone, the problem is the infection can make the person sick.
If it is any consolation i treat many people with osteomyelitis of the feet. Many are diabetic. None have died from the osteomyelitis. Many may have had parts of the feet removed but none died directly from the bone infection. It is usually from the comorbidity they die from. I.E bad heart etc.

In brief: The bone infection

Will likely affect the bone, the problem is the infection can make the person sick.
If it is any consolation i treat many people with osteomyelitis of the feet. Many are diabetic. None have died from the osteomyelitis. Many may have had parts of the feet removed but none died directly from the bone infection. It is usually from the comorbidity they die from. I.E bad heart etc.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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In brief: TECHNICALLY SPEAKING

Yes.

In brief: TECHNICALLY SPEAKING

Yes.
Dr. Darrell Latva
Dr. Darrell Latva
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