Monday, January 10, 2011

Infections might strike Bones

Osteomyelitis is a bone infection usually caused by bacteria or, less frequently, a fungus.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine says these factors increase your risk of developing osteomyelitis:
  •  Being diabetic.
  •  Undergoing hemodialysis.
  •  Injecting drugs.
  •  Having a poor supply of blood.
  •  Having had a recent trauma.
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