Osteomyelitis means inflammation of bone. In usual clinical circumstances, bone infection is caused primarily by bacteria, but may also be caused by other microorganisms such as fungi and viruses. Approximately 1 out of 5000 children will at some time have osteomyelitis. Boys have osteomyelitis between two and two and one-half times as often as girls.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1982|
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