Osteomyelitis

Common Name(s)

Osteomyelitis

Osteomyelitis is the medical term for an infection in a bone. The infection that causes osteomyelitis often is in another part of the body and spreads to the bone via the blood. Affected bone may have been predisposed to infection because of recent trauma. In children, the long bones are usually affected. In adults, the vertebrae and the pelvis are most commonly affected. Bone infection can be caused by bacteria or by fungus. Osteomyelitis is divided into several types depending on where an infection begins and where it occurs. Types of osteomyelitis include: infections that travel through the bloodstream, infections that occur after injury or surgery, infections in people with poor circulation, and infection in the bones of the spine.
 

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The terms "Osteomyelitis" returned 1010 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Burkholderia pseudomallei infection presenting with a lung abscess and osteomyelitis in an adult man: A case report.
 

Author(s): Lei Huang, Zhi Yang, Xiao-Ping Zhou, Jun-Rong Wu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Aug;97(35):e12145.

 

The frequency of infections caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei is increasing worldwide. Here, we report a case of B pseudomallei infection presenting with a lung abscess and osteomyelitis in an adult man.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Unusual case of chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis.
 

Author(s): Ausra Snipaitiene, Rima Sileikiene, Justina Klimaite, Edita Jasinskiene, Rimantas Uktveris, Lina Jankauskaite

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Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) is a rare auto-inflammatory bone disorder that primarily affects young girls, with a mean age of 10 years at onset. Generally, it is a self-limited disease. However, recent data indicate that more than 50% of patients have a chronic ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The use of sural island musculo fasciocutaneous flap, in the management of chronic osteomyelitis of the tibia.
 

Author(s): K O Opara, I C Nwagbara

Journal: Niger J Clin Pract. 2018 Jun;21(6):698-702.

 

: The management of soft-tissue defects following surgery for chronic osteomyelitis of the tibia is challenging. It often requires complex reconstructive procedures, especially when the distal third of the tibia is involved. We present a relatively simple method of addressing these defects.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Osteomyelitis" returned 107 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Salmonella osteomyelitis in a previously healthy neonate: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Canyang Zhan, Jing Du, Lihua Chen

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Acute osteomyelitis, which is uncommon in neonates, needs to be quickly diagnosed and treated to avoid devastating sequelae. Therefore, it is important to maintain a high index of suspicion and be aware of the evolving epidemiology and of the emergence of antibiotic resistant and ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis: a case report.
 

Author(s): Maria Francesca Gicchino, Mario Diplomatico, Carmela Granato, Daniela Capalbo, Pierluigi Marzuillo, Alma Nunzia Olivieri, Emanuele Miraglia Del Giudice

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Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO), also known as chronic nonbacterial osteomyelitis, is a rare, noninfectious inflammatory disorder that causes multifocal bone lesions with swelling and pain. Lytic and sclerotic bone lesions could be found on X-ray. Short tau inversion ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Dealing with Chronic Non-Bacterial Osteomyelitis: a practical approach.
 

Author(s): Andrea Taddio, Giovanna Ferrara, Antonella Insalaco, Manuela Pardeo, Massimo Gregori, Martina Finetti, Serena Pastore, Alberto Tommasini, Alessandro Ventura, Marco Gattorno

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Chronic Non-Bacterial Osteomyelitis (CNO) is an inflammatory disorder that primarily affects children. Although underestimated, its incidence is rare. For these reasons, no diagnostic and no therapeutic guidelines exist. The manuscript wants to give some suggestions on how to deal ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Last Updated: 5 Jun 2018

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Patients Response to Early Switch To Oral:Osteomyelitis Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Osteomyelitis

 

Last Updated: 6 Mar 2018

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Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis - a Bacterial Cause?
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis

 

Last Updated: 14 Feb 2018

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