Friday, December 10, 2010

Osteomyelitis Details

Osteomyelitis (osteo- derived from the Greek word osteon, meaning bone, myelo- meaning marrow, and -itis meaning inflammation) simply means an infection of the bone or bone marrow. It can be usefully subclassified on the basis of the causative organism (pyogenic bacteria or mycobacteria), the route, duration and anatomic location of the infection. A bite victim may incur osteomyelitis which can become life threatening if untreated, whether or not the animal is carrying parvovirus or rabies virus.

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