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 991 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Combining in vitro protein detection and in vivo antibody detection identifies potential vaccine targets against Staphylococcus aureus during osteomyelitis.
 

Author(s): P Martijn den Reijer, Marjan Sandker, Susan V Snijders, Mehri Tavakol, Antoni P A Hendrickx, Willem J B van Wamel

Journal: Med. Microbiol. Immunol.. 2017 Feb;206(1):11-22.

 

Currently, little is known about the in vivo human immune response against Staphylococcus aureus during a biofilm-associated infection, such as osteomyelitis, and how this relates to protein production in biofilms in vitro. Therefore, we characterized IgG responses in 10 patients ...

Last Updated: 17 Sep 2016

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Salmonella Enterica Serotype Enteritidis Vertebral Osteomyelitis and Epidural Abscess Complicated with Meningitis.
 

Author(s): Masayuki Oki, Akihiro Ueda, Ayumi Tsuda, Hidetaka Yanagi, Hideki Ozawa, Atsushi Takagi

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Infection with non-typhoidal Salmonella often results in a self-limited acute gastroenteritis. Extra-intestinal Salmonella infection is relatively rare and occurs predominantly in infants and adults with significant underlying conditions. We describe a 54-year-old Japanese man with ...

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2016

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Osteomyelitis caused by Sporothrix schenckii in an immunocompetent patient.
 

Author(s): Laura Cunha Ferreira, Paulo Feijo Barroso, Elise Tonomura, Tiyomi Akiti, Káris Maria de Pinho Rodrigues

Journal: Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.. ;49(4):527-9.

 

Sporotrichosis is the most common subcutaneous mycosis in South America and its association with zoonotic transmission remains a relevant public health problem in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The disease most commonly presents as subacute or chronic cutaneous lesions, although dissemination ...

Last Updated: 7 Sep 2016

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The terms "Osteomyelitis" returned 90 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans osteomyelitis in a 12 year old boy: case report emphasizing the importance of tissue culture, and review of literature.
 

Author(s): Ketaki Sharma, Poonam Mudgil, John S Whitehall, Iain Gosbell

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Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans most commonly causes periodontitis but has been reported to infect heart valves, soft tissue, brain and lungs, and distal bones. Osteomyelitis distal to the jaw is rarely described.

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2017

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Update on the Management of Pediatric Acute Osteomyelitis and Septic Arthritis.
 

Author(s): Luca Castellazzi, Marco Mantero, Susanna Esposito

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Acute osteomyelitis and septic arthritis are two infections whose frequencies are increasing in pediatric patients. Acute osteomyelitis and septic arthritis need to be carefully assessed, diagnosed, and treated to avoid devastating sequelae. Traditionally, the treatment of acute osteoarticular ...

Last Updated: 4 Jun 2016

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Mucormycosis in a surgical defect masquerading as osteomyelitis: a case report and review of literature.
 

Author(s): Ashwini Kumar Mengji, Uday Shankar Yaga, Nishanth Gollamudi, Bhanu Prakash, Edunuri Rajashekar

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Mucormycosis is a rare, highly lethal opportunistic fungal disease affecting immune compromised and diabetic patients. Mucormycosis is considered as the 3(rd) most common invasive mycosis after candidiasis and aspergillosis in debilitating patients. It is caused by the filamentous ...

Last Updated: 20 May 2016

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Patients Response to Early Switch To Oral:Osteomyelitis Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Osteomyelitis

 

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2017

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Safety and Efficacy of Dalbavancin Versus Active Comparator in Adult Patients With Osteomyelitis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Osteomyelitis

 

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2017

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Last Updated: 18 Oct 2016

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