Bone infection is most often caused by bacteria. But it can also be caused by fungi or other germs. When a person has osteomyelitis, bacteria or other germs can spread to the bone from infected skin, muscles, or tendons next to the bone. This can happen under the wound skin. The infection can start in another part of the body, and it can also spread to the bone through the blood. This is a fatal problem. That’s why it’s important to know all about bone infection or osteomyelitis.
Talking about bone infection, Dr Charu Dutt Arora, Ameri Home Health Care, Asia Hospital Faridabad says, “It is a deadly infection and sometimes it can start even after bone surgery. The risk is greater if surgery is performed after an injury or if a steel or plate is inserted into the bone.
Which people are at higher risk of bone infection?
Children are most at risk from this. The long bones in their arms or legs can be quickly affected because they are weak. In adults, the bones of the legs, spine and hip (pelvis) are most often affected. Except for this
poor blood supply
use of illegal injection drugs
People with weakened immune systems are also at greater risk of bone fever.
What is the connection between Covid-19 and bone infections?
Doctor Arora says that people’s immunity has weakened due to Kovid. Bone fever can become more serious and dangerous due to weak immunity. Due to the fungus Aspergillus, which has a special connection to the spine, it affects the spine the most. Having this fungus has become very dangerous since Covid, because it makes recovery extremely difficult.
And not only that, such patients of Kovid 19 in whom colds and colds were stronger, bone fever easily catches them.
Recognize the symptoms of a bone infection
Symptoms of osteomyelitis change with age. The main symptoms include:
fever and chills, swelling, redness and a warm body around the affected bone
pain in the infected area
How is a bone infection diagnosed?
In the case of bone fever, the doctor may usually recommend the following tests:
Blood Cell Count (CBC)
C-reactive protein (4)
erythrocyte secretion rate (ESR)
What can be the risk of bone fever
If a bacterial infection in the bones is not treated in time, it can adversely affect the liver and kidneys. Not only that, its bad effect can reach the spinal cord, which can lead to disability.
If you’ve recently had a bone fracture or surgery, or had a cast put on, check with your doctor if you notice any signs of infection. But in many cases, nothing can be done to prevent osteomyelitis.
osteomyelitis treatment of
In the case of Ban infection, antibiotics are given to destroy the bacteria that cause the infection. More than one antibiotic may also be given at the same time.
If you have diabetes, you need to take it seriously. It will be necessary to control well. If there is a problem with the blood supply to an infected area such as the leg, surgery may be needed to improve blood flow to clear the infection.