Infection of bone

  • Peter A. Revell


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.


Bone Involvement Vertebral Osteomyelitis Lepromatous Leprosy Congenital Syphilis Metaphyseal Region 
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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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