noun[mass noun] Medicine
Inflammation of bone or bone marrow, usually due to infection.
- 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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