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Like other parts of the body, bones can get infected. The infections are usually bacterial, but can also be fungal. They may spread to the bone from nearby skin or muscles, or from another part of the body through the bloodstream. People who are at risk for bone infections include those with diabetes, poor circulation, or recent injury to the bone. You may also be at risk if you are having hemodialysis.

Symptoms of bone infections include

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  1. Bone Infections (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... the bloodstream. People who are at risk for bone infections include those with diabetes, poor circulation, or recent ... risk if you are having hemodialysis. Symptoms of bone infections include Pain in the infected area Chills and ...
  2. Osteomyelitis (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... for a bone infection is osteomyelitis. What Is Osteomyelitis? Osteomyelitis (pronounced: os-tee-oh-my-uh-LY- ... completely from osteomyelitis. Back Continue Can I Prevent Osteomyelitis? The easiest way to prevent yourself from getting ...
  3. Osteomyelitis is a bone infection caused by bacteria or other germs. ... Bone infection is most often caused by bacteria. But it can also be caused by fungi or other ...
  4. Osteomyelitis (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... untreated can become infected, and lead to a bone infection. In medical terms, that's called osteomyelitis . Osteomyelitis is most commonly caused by the bacterium ...
  5. ClinicalTrials.gov: Osteomyelitis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
  6. Osteomyelitis (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
  7. Bone infection - discharge ... You have osteomyelitis, a bone infection caused by bacteria or other germs. You may have been in the hospital to treat ...
  8. Osteomyelitis is infection in the bones. Often, the original site of infection is elsewhere in the body, ... Bacteria or fungus may sometimes be responsible for osteomyelitis.
  9. Osteomyelitis of the skull; Otitis externa - malignant ... bacteria pseudomonas. To look for signs of a bone infection next to the ear canal, the following tests ...
  10. Hand Infections (American Society for Surgery of the Hand)  
    ... several weeks without many after-effects. Septic arthritis/osteomyelitis A wound in or near a joint, or ... bone can occur, a complication that is called osteomyelitis. It typically requires one or more operations to ...
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