Bone Infections


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Bone Infections

The medical term for a bone infection is osteomyelitis, and this is a serious condition in which a fungus or bacteria – most commonly Staphylococcus aureus – invades the bone via the bloodstream. This invader can enter the body through a wound or surgical site and may cause fever, chills, inflammation, immobility of the affected limb and pus or fluid drainage from the site. The first line of treatment for a bone infection is antibiotics, which in serious cases will be administered via IV at the hospital. In some cases, surgery may be required to take out all or part of a bone and thoroughly clear the site of any dead tissue or signs of infection. Patients with diabetes or who are undergoing dialysis due to kidney disease are particularly at risk for osteomyelitis, as are those with peripheral artery disease, those who have an artificial joint or sickle cell disease, or who smoke.
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