Osteomyelitis - discharge

Bone infection - discharge

You or your child has osteomyelitis. This is a bone infection caused by bacteria or other germs. The infection may have started in another part of the body and spread to the bone.

At home, follow the health care provider's instructions on self-care and how to treat the infection. Use the information below as a reminder.


Osteomyelitis is infection in the bones. Often, the original site of infection is elsewhere in the body, and spreads to the bone by the blood. Bacteria or fungus may sometimes be responsible for osteomyelitis.

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