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Osteomyelitis: Introduction

Osteomyelitis: An infection that occurs in bone. See detailed information below for a list of 40 causes of Osteomyelitis, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Osteomyelitis:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Osteomyelitis. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Osteomyelitis

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Causes of Types of Osteomyelitis:

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Osteomyelitis: Symptom Checker

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Osteomyelitis Treatments

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Stories from Users for Osteomyelitis

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Osteomyelitis: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Osteomyelitis may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Osteomyelitis

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Osteomyelitis: Deaths

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Osteomyelitis: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Causes of Osteomyelitis listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Osteomyelitis as a symptom include:

Definitions of Osteomyelitis:

An inflammation of bone and bone marrow (usually caused by bacterial infection)
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Inflammation of the bone marrow and adjacent bone caused by a pyogenic organism; it may remain localized or may spread through the bone to involve the marrow, cortex, cancellous tissue, and periosteum.
- (Source - CRISP)

Detailed list of causes of Osteomyelitis

The list below shows some of the causes of Osteomyelitis mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Osteomyelitis?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Osteomyelitis. Of the 40 causes of Osteomyelitis that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 8 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 32 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Osteomyelitis:

The following list of conditions have 'Osteomyelitis' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Osteomyelitis:

The following list of medical conditions have Osteomyelitis or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.






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Causes of Osteomyelitis Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Osteomyelitis based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Osteomyelitis:

    Medical Conditions associated with Osteomyelitis:

    Bone symptoms (2907 causes), Skeletal symptoms (4109 causes), Inflammatory symptoms (1736 causes), Infection-related symptoms (1293 causes)

    Symptoms related to Osteomyelitis:

    Staphylococcus aureus, Femur, Sequestrum, Involucrum, Bone infection (16 causes), Subperiosteal abscess, Mycobacterium, Bony sclerosis and deformity, Intravenous drug abuse, Immunosuppressive therapy, Amyloidosis, Endocarditis (68 causes), Sepsis (42 causes)

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