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

Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw, osteoradionecrosis, and osteomyelitis: A comparative histopathological study.
 

Author(s): Carlos Cesar De Antoni, Mariza Akemi Matsumoto, Andréia Aparecida da Silva, Marcos Martins Curi, Joel Ferreira Santiago Júnior, Laurindo Moacir Sassi, Camila Lopes Cardoso

Journal: Braz Oral Res. 2018 ;32():e23.

 

It is largely known that some oral diseases can be diagnosed based upon their clinical manifestation combined with the patient's medical history and generally not depending on examination. This is the case of some bone diseases such as osteoradionecrosis of the jaw (ORNJ), osteomyelitis ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Salmonella potsdam causing lumbar vertebral osteomyelitis: A case report.
 

Author(s): Weike Cheng, Kejian Lian, Deqing Luo, Dasheng Lin, Wanqiang Feng, Hang Xian, Tongtao Li

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 May;97(18):e0682.

 

Salmonella osteomyelitis is an uncommon complication of salmonella infection, especially the salmonella vertebral osteomyelitis (SVO).

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Malignant transformation of chronic osteomyelitis: a case report].
 

Author(s): Moez Hamdani, Ali Houidi, Amine Briki, Naoufel Haddad, Abdelmajid Khabir

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Malignant transformation of chronic osteomyelitis is a rare and late complication which mainly occurs at the level of the edges of a fistulous tract with extension and infiltration to the surrounding soft tissues and more rarely to bones. We here report the case of Mr N.J. aged 67 ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Osteomyelitis" returned 104 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis (CRMO): Presentation, Pathogenesis, and Treatment.
 

Author(s): Sigrun R Hofmann, Franz Kapplusch, Hermann J Girschick, Henner Morbach, Jessica Pablik, Polly J Ferguson, Christian M Hedrich

Journal: Curr Osteoporos Rep. 2017 Dec;15(6):542-554.

 

Chronic non-bacterial osteomyelitis (CNO) with its most severe form chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) is an autoinflammatory bone disorder. We summarize the clinical presentation, diagnostic approaches, most recent advances in understanding the pathophysiology, and ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Advances in the local and targeted delivery of anti-infective agents for management of osteomyelitis.
 

Author(s): Caleb A Ford, James E Cassat

Journal: Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2017 09;15(9):851-860.

 

Osteomyelitis, a common and debilitating invasive infection of bone, is a frequent complication following orthopedic surgery and causes pathologic destruction of skeletal tissues. Bone destruction during osteomyelitis results in necrotic tissue, which is poorly penetrated by antibiotics ...

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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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White Blood Cell SPECT/CT and Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis

 

Last Updated: 6 Oct 2016

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