Osteomyelitis in Children (Hematogenous)

In hematogenous osteomyelitis, germs from another site of infection outside the bone (e.g. from the tonsils or infection in the jaw area) flood into the bone marrow via the blood stream and settle there. Hematogenous osteomyelitis occurs predominantly in childhood and adolescence, only occasionally in adults. It is especially dangerous in infants and young children under the age of two, since there is a high risk of the infection spreading to neighboring joints due to special conditions in the bone blood flow.