Osteomyelitis

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What is osteomyelitis?

Osteomyelitis is an acute or chronic bone infection. It may be due to a spreading infection from surrounding tissue or contamination of an open wound.

Common symptoms reported by people with osteomyelitis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with osteomyelitis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Rocephin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
osteomyelitis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
osteomyelitis (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
osteomyelitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cipro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
osteomyelitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Clindamycin PH 1% Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
osteomyelitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)

Data from patients with osteomyelitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with osteomyelitis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Rocephin)
Perceived effectiveness
for osteomyelitis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
osteomyelitis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for osteomyelitis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
osteomyelitis (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for osteomyelitis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
osteomyelitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cipro)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
osteomyelitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Clindamycin PH 1% Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for osteomyelitis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
osteomyelitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with osteomyelitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has osteomyelitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 4
30s 9
40s 22
50s 23
60s 18
70+ 5
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 6
20-29 years 4
30-39 years 15
40-49 years 10
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

67% Female
33% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 46
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from osteomyelitis patients who have completed their condition history
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