osteomyelitis

Definition / meaning of osteomyelitis

Inflammation of the bone caused by an infection, which may spread to the bone marrow and tissues near the bone. Osteomyelitis can cause severe pain in the infected bone. If it is not treated, it can kill bone tissue.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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