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Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone. Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of osteomyelitis.

Key points

  • Osteomyelitis is a bone infection.
  • Osteomyelitis can be diagnosed with MRI or X-ray.
  • It requires a long course of antibiotic treatment at the hospital and then at home.
  • Follow up with your child’s health-care team is necessary to ensure your child has fully recovered and can resume their normal activities.
Last updated: February 15th 2016