This is my story.
I am 25 years old and at the age of 17 years old, I was diagnosticated with septic arthritis. My right foot, was infected, the bacteria wich was found there was staphylococcus aureus. I was operated the infection was removed, and one week, the operation was let opened so that the pus to drain. Also I received a treatment with antibiotics, oxacilin and gentamicin. This was the story from that time, although the x ray showed that the bone was not affected.
After 7 years, last year, when I was 24 years old, I was diagnosticated with osteomielytis at the same foot. This was proved after I made a tomografie, at my foot and the split bone was swelled.
The symtoms were not like usual for osteomyelitis. I had no fever, the blood test were ok, only a little anaemia, I had no paine at my foot, no absces. Only some insensibility, and the foot was a little highflown.
Doctor decided to operate me, and the affected area from the split bone was removed. He said to me that, this part of the bone was very degradeted. After this operation i received also strong treatment with antibiotics, Targocid. The bacteria found after antibiograme test were made, was also staphylococcus aureus
Now I am ok, i do not have problems with this foot.
My problem now is that I spoke, with a lot of doctors and none gave me a treatment or a guarantee that this disease will not appear again. We are in 2008 and I can not believe that there is now treatment to remove this bacteria and to be sure that it will not appear again. The answer that I received is that I have to be sure that the immunity is not weak.
Please tell me what are the highest risks for me, and how can I escape off this problem.
Thank you, Adrian