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Glossary for Osteomyelitis

Medical terms related to Osteomyelitis or mentioned in this section include:

  • Actinomycosis: A chronic infection usually caused by an organism normally found in human bowels and mouths. The disease usually affects the face and neck and results in deep, lumpy abscesses that emit a grainy pus through multiple sinuses.
  • Albers-Schonberg disease -- intermediate form: A rare disorder characterized primarily by increased bone density as old bone is not resorbed and replaced with new bone - is also known as marble bone disease. The intermediate form is more severe than the adult form but less severe than the infantile form. Life expectancy is usually normal.
  • Amyloidosis: A disease characterized by the accumulation of insoluble amyloid protein in tissues and organs which in turn affects the functioning of these tissues and organs.
  • Bacterial diseases: Diseases caused by a bacterial infection
  • Bed sores: An ulceration due to an arterial occlusion or prolonged pressure
  • Boil: Infected puseous hair follicle on the skin
  • Bone infection: Inflammation of the bone also known as osteomyelitis.
  • Bone symptoms: Symptoms affecting the body's bones
  • Broberger-Zetterstrom syndrome: A type of chronic bone abscess where a infected bone forms a pus-filled cavity. The abscess may cause no symptoms for many years.
  • Campylobacter sputorum infection: A bacterial infection that involves bacteria from the Campylobacter family. It tends to cause gastrointestinal symptoms.
  • Candidiasis: Fungal infection of moist areas such as mouth or vagina
  • Cat scratch disease: An infectious disease transmitted through a cat's bite, scratch or lick and resulting primarily in lymph node pain and swelling. The condition can be mild or severe.
  • Cellulitis: inflammation of the subcutaneous fat
  • Chemical poisoning -- Radium: Radium is a chemical used mainly as an anti-cancer agent . Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Chronic Granulomatous Disease: A very rare inherited blood disorder where certain cells involved with immunity (phagocytes) are unable to destroy bacteria and hence the patient suffers repeated bacterial infections.
  • E-coli food poisoning: Type of bacterial food poisoning
  • Eikenella corrodens infection: A type of anaerobic bacterial infection. The bacterium (Eikenella corrodens) is normally found in tooth plaque and can cause infection in various parts of the body. It tends to occur in patients with head and neck cancers or diabetics and drug users who lick their needles. Symptoms will depend on the location of the infection.
  • Endocarditis: Inflammatory alterations of the endocardium of ones heart
  • Fanconi like syndrome: A rare condition characterized by a poor immune system, skin tumors and a reduced number of all type of blood cells.
  • Fever: Raised body temperature usually with other symptoms.
  • Fungal infections: Symptoms from various fungal infections
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Hemophilus influenzae B: Bacterial respiratory infection with dangerous complications.
  • Infection: Infections as a symptom.
  • Inflammatory symptoms: Symptoms related to inflammation.
  • Injury: Any damage inflicted in the body
  • Invasive candidiasis: Severe fungal infection usually in immunocompromised persons
  • Mycobacterial infections: Any infection that is caused by a mycobacterial organisms
  • Mycobacterium haemophilum: A form of mycobacterium
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type IV: A rare disorder characterized mainly by insensitivity to pain and inability to sweat.
  • Osteomyelitis: An infection that occurs in bone
  • Osteopetrosis autosomal dominant type 2: A very rare dominantly inherited syndrome characterized mainly by increased bone density that affects mostly the spine, pelvis and base of the skull. The increased bone density results because old bone is not resorbed and replaced with new bone.
  • Osteopetrosis, intermediate form: A recessively inherited bone disease characterized bybrittle bones with increased density. The intermediate form is less severe than the infantile form but more severe than the adult form.
  • Pasteurella multocida: An infectious disease caused by a bacterium called Pasteurella multocida. It is often transmitted through bites and scratches from pets and it can be found in mammals and fowl.
  • Pneumococcus: Bacteria causing ear infections, pneumococcal pneumonia, and pneumococcal meningitis.
  • Pregnancy symptoms: Symptoms related to pregnancy.
  • Pycnodysostosis: A rare inherited biochemical disorder involving an enzyme (cathepsin k) deficiency which impairs the processes needed to maintain healthy bones.
  • Pyknodysostosis: A condition which is characterized by a hereditary syndrome of short stature, osteoporosis, and skeletal abnormalities
  • Rhodococcus equi: A rare form of bacterial infection that usually affects horses and foals but can cause infection mainly in immunocompromised people. Infection usually starts at the site of some sort of trauma. Symptoms and severity may vary considerably depending on the location and extent of the infection.
  • SAPHO syndrome: A rare disorder involving skin (acne, pustulosis), bone (hyperostosis, osteitis) and joint problems.
  • Sepsis: The presence of microorganisms in the blood circulation
  • Serratia: An infectious disease caused by bacteria from the Serratia genus. The bacteria can cause urinary tract infection, pneumonia, respiratory tract infections, endocarditis, osteomyelitis, septicemia, eye infection, meningitis and wound infections. This type of bacterial infection shows some antibiotic resistance. Symptoms and severity depend on the location and extent of the infection.
  • Skeletal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skeletal system such as the bones.
  • Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
  • Sporotrichosis: A fungal skin infection caused by the fungus Sporothrix schenckii. Usually only the skin is infected but bones, lungs and central nervous system can rarely be affected also. Transmission usually occurs through infection of a skin wound.
  • Staphylococcal infection: Any infection caused by the bacteria staphylococcal
  • Surgical errors/complications: Any error or complication that arises from surgery
  • Syphilis: A sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacteria (Treponema pallidum). The condition is often asymptomatic in the early stages but one or more sores may be present in the early stages. Untreated syphilis usually results in remission of visible symptoms but further severe damage may occur to internal organs and other body tissues which can result in death.
  • Thick skull syndrome: An inherited bone condition where the skull bones become abnormally thick and trap some of the skull nerves.
  • Tuberculosis: Bacterial infection causing nodules forming, most commonly in the lung.
  • Typhoid fever: Fever from bacterial food poisoning.
  • Yaws: A rare infections disease caused by the spiral-shaped bacteria Treponema pertenue. The disease consists of three phases: skin lesions are followed by bone, joint and widespread skin symptoms and finally by inflammation and destruction of cartilage in the nose, pharynx and palate. Transmission can be through direct contact with infected skin, insect bites or sex.

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