What is Osteomyelitis?
Acute Suppurative osteomyelitis
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What are the common causes of osteomyelitis?
- Dental infection.
- Gunshot wounds.
- Haematogenous spread.
Osteomyelitis in children
Osteomyelitis signs and symptoms
For infants, it can be hematogenous with features of
- Severe pains
- Increased WBC count, loosening of affected teeth and difficulty with mastication.
- Paraesthesia and Anesthesia may be seen in the Mandibular type at the acute phase.
- Swelling and reddening of skin and or mucosa may result from periostitis.
Treatment and Prognosis of Osteomyelitis
Complications of osteomyelitis
- Soft tissue abscess
- pathological fracture.