osteomyelitis osteomyelitis

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  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.

News

  • 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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Quotes

  • "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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