Definition of osteomyelitis in English:

osteomyelitis

Syllabification: os·te·o·my·e·li·tis
Pronunciation: /ˌästēōˌmīəˈlītis
 
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noun

Medicine
  • Inflammation of bone or bone marrow, usually due to infection.
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    • Approximately one-third to two-thirds of patients with diabetes who have foot infections will develop osteomyelitis.
    • A bone scan showed osteomyelitis of the left sacroiliac joint and inflammation of multiple muscles.
    • Osteitis or osteomyelitis may be observed with imaging studies, but bone biopsy may be necessary.

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