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OSTEOMYLITIS Overview

WHAT IS OSTEOMYELITIS?


Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone or bone marrow, infection lead to inflammation of bones, infections can happen suddenly or developed over a long period of time.

If they are not treated properly,bone infection get can leave a bone permanently damaged


Causative agent 

In most cases, staphylococcus aureus,a type of staph bacteria are the causative agent of osteomyelitis, other bacteria are pseudomonas and enterobacteriaceae


Types of osteomyelitis

Acute osteomyelitis - in acute osteomyelitis , the infection develops within 2 weeks of an injury ,initial infection , or the start of an underlying disease . the pain can be intense ,and the condition can be life-be life threatening.

Subacute osteomyelitis

In sub acute osteomyelitis , infection develops with in 1-2 months of an injury,initial infection ,or the start of an underlying disease.

Chronic osteomyelitis

In chronic osteomyelitis, infection starts at least 2 months after an injury , initial infection, or the start of an underlying disease.

Osteomyelitis in children and adults

In children generally it is acute and shows symptoms within 2 weeks of pre-existing blood infection this is known as hematogenous osteomyelitis,and it is normally due to methicillin -resistant staphylococcus aureus

In adults,subacute or chronic osteomyelitis are more common,especially after an injury or trauma,such as a fractured bone. This is known as contiguous osteomyelitis. It usually affects adults over the age of 50 years.


Risk factors

  • Weak immune system due to any reason such as medical conditions,or medications
  • Diabetes
  • Sickle cell disease 
  • HIV
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Intravenous drugs use
  • Alcoholism
  • Long term use of steroids
  • Hemodialysis
  • Poor blood supply
  • Recent injury
  • Bone surgery,including hip and knee replacements 

Complications

  • Bone abscess
  • paravertebral/epidural abscess
  • Bacteremia
  • Septicemia 
  • Fracture
  • Bone necrosis
  • Overlying soft tissue cellulitis
  • Septic arthritis
  • Skin cancer
  • Pulmonary embolism

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Dr. Deepa Khatri

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Dr. Sumit Munakhia

Dr Sumit Munakhia Graduated in homeopathy from Delhi University. He is a board certified licensed homeopath. Presently he is practicing in South Delhi, Saket since 10+ years. He is registered as a medical practioner with Delhi homeopathic board and central council of homeopathy, Govt. of India. He is also DNHE which is a diploma in dietetics & nutrition. He got interested in homeopathy and chose it as his life journey after reading books by Dr. George Vithoulkas who is revered by physicians all around the world. Since 2004 he has been extensively studying medicine and has an excellent academic record.

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