Osteomyelitis - dischargeBone infection - discharge
You or your child has osteomyelitis. This is a bone infection caused by bacteria or other germs. The infection may have started in another part of the body and spread to the bone.
At home, follow the health care provider's instructions on self-care and how to treat the infection. Use the information below as a reminder.
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Dabov GD. Osteomyelitis. In: Azar FM, Beaty JH, Canale ST, eds. Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics. 13th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2017:chap 21.