osteomyelitis osteomyelitis


  • (n) an inflammation of bone and bone marrow (usually caused by bacterial infection)


  1. Gita had osteomyelitis in her toes and was losing bones in her feet.
  2. The Army recently tried penicillin on a few veterans from the Pacific suffering from compound fractures, osteomyelitis and wound infections.
  3. Pauline, whose father manages a fish store, is dark and broody; she has leg scars from the ravages of osteomyelitis.


  • A new model -- and possible treatment -- for staph bone infections

    ( Vanderbilt University Medical Center ) Osteomyelitis -- a debilitating bone infection most frequently caused by Staphylococcus aureus ("staph") bacteria - is particularly challenging to treat.Now, Vanderbilt University investigators have identified a staph-killing compound that may be an effective treatment for osteomyelitis, and they have developed a new mouse model that will be useful for ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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  • "My mother read about penicillin in the rural countryside of Louisiana and brought that information to our doctor, who didn't know that penicillin was being used to treat osteomyelitis. [He] got her information. Put me on a course of penicillin. I...
    on Jun 12, 2007 By: Billy Tauzin Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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