Health Tip: Infections May Strike Bones

By on January 10, 2011

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

Source: HealthDay

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