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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.

What is it like to have Osteomyelitis?

Common symptoms How bad it is What people are taking for it
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen, Duloxetine, Oxycodone-Acetaminophen
Doxylamine, Diphenhydramine, Amitriptyline
Handicap/Disability Parking Permit, Amantadine, Multivitamins
Duloxetine, Fluoxetine
Clonazepam, Lorazepam, Sertraline

What do patients take to treat Osteomyelitis and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members Perceived effectiveness Overall rating of side effects # of Evaluations



(Clindamycin injections, Evoclin, Clindamycin PH 1% Gel, Clindamycin Topical)


These charts show data from Osteomyelitis patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Osteomyelitis on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 49 patients have this condition
  • 2 new patients joined this month
  • 11 say Osteomyelitis is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 3
30s 5
40s 15
50s 11
60s 7
70+ 1


Distribution of females vs. males

70% Females
30% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 4
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 10
40-49 years 5
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 28
Not Diagnosed 1

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