Article

1 Iconography
Access to the text (HTML) Access to the text (HTML)
PDF Access to the PDF text
Advertising


Access to the full text of this article requires a subscription.
  • If you are a subscriber, please sign in 'My Account' at the top right of the screen.

  • If you want to subscribe to this journal, see our rates

  • You can purchase this item in Pay Per ViewPay per View - FAQ : 30,00 € Taxes included to order
    Pages Iconography Videos Other
    3 1 0 0


Joint Bone Spine
Volume 71, n° 6
pages 595-597 (novembre 2004)
Doi : 10.1016/j.jbspin.2004.09.002
Received : 29 Mars 2004 ;  accepted : 3 September 2004
Multifocal pyomyositis in an immunocompetent patient
 

Radouane Niamane a, , Ouassima Jalal a, Meryem El Ghazi a, Rachid Hssaida b, Ali Had a
a Internal Medicine Department, Avicenne Military Hospital, Marrakech, Morocco 
b Emergency Department, Avicenne Military Hospital, Marrakech, Morocco 

*Corresponding author. Tel.: +212-61-30-01-90; fax: +212-44-43-01-43.
Abstract

Pyomyositis is defined as suppurative infection of the skeletal muscle and usually occurs in immunocompromized patients. We managed a 23-year-old man admitted for myalgia and evidence of infection, with onset after a strenuous physical activity. Numerous muscles were involved. Multiple abscesses were visualized by ultrasonography and computed tomography, with predominant involvement of the pelvic muscles. Examination of the aspirate from a forearm abscess recovered Staphylococcus aureus . No factors associated with immunodeficiency were found. Appropriate antimicrobial therapy ensured complete resolution of the infection. Pyomyositis is rare in immunocompetent individuals. Myalgia, fever, and rhabdomyolysis should suggest pyomyositis. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are the best investigations for confirming the diagnosis.

The full text of this article is available in PDF format.

Keywords : Pyomyositis, Infection, Muscle




© 2004  Published by Elsevier Masson SAS.
EM-CONSULTE.COM is registrered at the CNIL, déclaration n° 1286925.
As per the Law relating to information storage and personal integrity, you have the right to oppose (art 26 of that law), access (art 34 of that law) and rectify (art 36 of that law) your personal data. You may thus request that your data, should it be inaccurate, incomplete, unclear, outdated, not be used or stored, be corrected, clarified, updated or deleted.
Personal information regarding our website's visitors, including their identity, is confidential.
The owners of this website hereby guarantee to respect the legal confidentiality conditions, applicable in France, and not to disclose this data to third parties.
Close
Article Outline
You can move this window by clicking on the headline