Bone Infection

About- A bone infection, also called osteomyelitis, is a bacterial, or fungal, infection of the bone that 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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