Symptoms of Osteomyelitis
Fever, irritability, fatigue.
Tenderness, redness, and warmth in the area of the infection.
Swelling around the affected bone.
What happens if a bone infection goes untreated?
Osteomyelitis is a bacterial, or fungal, infection of the bone. If left untreated, the infection can become chronic and cause a loss of blood supply to the affected bone. When this happens, it can lead to the eventual death of the bone tissue.
What does a bone infection look like?
Signs and symptoms of osteomyelitis include: Fever. Swelling, warmth and redness over the area of the infection. Pain in the area of the infection.
Can an infection in the bone be cured?
Most cases of osteomyelitis are treatable. Chronic infections of the bone, however, may take longer to treat and heal, especially if they require surgery. The outlook for this condition is good if the infection is treated early.
What happens if an infection gets into the bone?
Osteomyelitis is an infection and inflammation of the bone or the bone marrow. It can happen if a bacterial or fungal infection enters the bone tissue from the bloodstream, due to injury or surgery. Symptoms include deep pain and muscle spasms in the inflammation area, and fever.