A rare but serious infection of the bones is Osteomyelitis. People who suffer from diabetes and other complications are more prone to getting the same. In this condition the patient would suffer from high doses of fever, along with tenderness in the body joints and muscles. They would also have trouble with range of motion and feel weak and tired most of the times.
HOW IS OSTEOMYELITIS DIAGNOSED?
A blood test will help in unravelling whether or not the body is fighting any kind of infection. Once this has been ascertained, the doctor will resort to the use of imaging tests like an X ray or CT and MRI scans to pinpoint the spread and extent of the damage.
HOW IS OSTEOMYELITIS TREATED?
Treatment for Osteomyelitis includes a range of antibiotic treatments that help in reducing the infection. If the treatment fails to work, then such patients can also be operated for removal of the infected tissues and the bone.
DID YOU KNOW?
Being careful with open cuts and wounds to avoid germs will help in preventing the infection.