Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2005 Dec;19(4):765-86. Adult osteomyelitis. Calhoun JH(1), Manring MM. Author information: (1)Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
despite surgical debridement and long-term antibiotics, recurrence rate of chronic osteomyelitis in adults is 30%; poor prognosis in patients with.
Issues related to the classification, epidemiology, microbiology, clinical manifestations, and diagnosis of osteomyelitis in adults are presented.
Issues related to clinical manifestations and diagnosis of osteomyelitis are discussed separately. (See "Osteomyelitis in adults: Clinical.
In children, osteomyelitis is usually acute. In adults, osteomyelitis can be either acute or chronic.