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I read a blog post about osteomyelitis. But i'm still not clear - what is it?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
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In brief: Bone infection

Osteomyelitis is infection of bone.
Most commonly in metaphysis(toward end of bone) in adults in children can also be multifocal, more than one bone, and occur in epiphysis(end) , diaphysis(shaft), and other locations(apophyses, flat bones).Etiology bacterial (most common staph.) and fungal.Most virulent osteomyelitis recently is MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus) which can affect entire bo

In brief: Bone infection

Osteomyelitis is infection of bone.
Most commonly in metaphysis(toward end of bone) in adults in children can also be multifocal, more than one bone, and occur in epiphysis(end) , diaphysis(shaft), and other locations(apophyses, flat bones).Etiology bacterial (most common staph.) and fungal.Most virulent osteomyelitis recently is MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus) which can affect entire bo
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Bone infection

Sometimes it can be treated with antibiotics alone. Other times it requires operative intervention in conjunction with antibiotics.

In brief: Bone infection

Sometimes it can be treated with antibiotics alone. Other times it requires operative intervention in conjunction with antibiotics.
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