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Osteomyelitis

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Synonyms of Osteomyelitis

  • Hematogenous Osteomyelitis

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Anaerobic Osteomyelitis
  • Osteomyelitis due to Vascular Insufficiency
  • Osteomyelitis, Pyogenic, Acute
  • Osteomyelitis, Pyogenic, Chronic
  • Vertebral Osteomyelitis

General Discussion

Osteomyelitis is a bone infection, usually caused by bacteria, that can be either acute or chronic. This disorder usually occurs as a result of an infection in one part of the body that is transported through the bloodstream to a bone in a distant location. Among children and teens, the long bones of the legs and arms are most frequently affected. In adults, osteomyelitis most often affects the vertebrae of the spine and/or the hips.

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