Infection of bone

  • Peter A. Revell

Abstract

Infection of bone is usually bacterial, although fungal and viral diseases occasionally affect the skeleton, as do parasite infestations. The following account will deal mainly with bacterial osteomyelitis, and the other forms of infection will be discussed more briefly.

Keywords

Streptomyces Staphylococcus Nigeria Amyloidosis Heroin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter A. Revell
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Pathology, The London Hospital, Bone and Joint Research UnitThe London Hospital Medical CollegeWhitechapelUK

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