Osteomyelitis

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Osteomyelitis is a bone infection caused by bacteria (mainly Staphylococcus aureus), and can be the result of a bullet wound, an open bone fracture, untreated sinus infections, which can cause osteomyelitis of the skull. The symptoms of osteomyelitis is fever, chills, pain, abscess, etc. Treatment consists of antibiotics (local and general), anti-inflammatory medication, and surgery to clean infected area and drain the abscess.