Bone Infection

About- A bone infection, also called osteomyelitis, is the bacterial, or fungal, infection of the bone mostly occurs in the legs, arm or spine.
Symptoms-
 Fever
 Chills
 Irritability
 Lethargy
 Pain and tenderness in the infected area
 Swelling, warmth, and redness
 Nausea
 General discomfort
 Drainage of pus through the skin
 Excessive sweating
 Lower back pain
 Swelling of the ankles, feet, and legs
 Limited joint motion
 Gait abnormality

Causes-
bone infection is caused mainly by Staphylococcus bacteria
Risk Factors
 Diabetes
 Hemodialysis
 Illegal drug use
 Injury of trauma
 Older age
 Sickle cell disease
 Weakened immune systems

Specialists to Visit
 Orthopedic Surgeon

 Infectious Disease Doctor

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References-
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://my.clevelandclinic.org
https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.medicinenet.com
https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org
https://www.webmd.com

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