-bacterial bone infection. Very difficult to treat, requiring LONG courses of IV antibiotics.
-ii) Organisms may reach bone via: Bloodstream, Adjacent tissues, Direct introduction of the organisms into bone—like in open fractures.
-Take particular care with human bites!
-In hematogenous bone infections, skin, sinuses, ear, and teeth are common primary sites. Also, GI, GU, and respiratory systems are possible.
Age-related bony involvement:
-adults—spine, pelvis, smaller bones like the feet.