It is possible that the main title of the report Osteomyelitis is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
- Hematogenous Osteomyelitis
- Osteomyelitis, Pyogenic, Acute
- Osteomyelitis, Pyogenic, Chronic
- Vertebral Osteomyelitis
- Anaerobic Osteomyelitis
- Osteomyelitis due to Vascular Insufficiency
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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