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A 12-year-old Child with Trichinellosis, Pyomyositis and Secondary Osteomyelitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22529635     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Trichinellosis is a parasitic infestation affecting the skeletal muscles. Cases of trichinellosis in humans have been reported from most regions of the world. However, a review of literature revealed only two reported cases of human trichinellosis in India. Further, a diagnosis of superimposed pyomyositis in trichinellosis with secondary osteomyelitis has not been reported to our knowledge. This article reports this rare case presentation in a 12-year-old child. Timely intervention helped prevent long-term morbidity in our patient. In our case report, we also discuss in detail the pathogenesis of such a condition and discuss the role of imaging modalities and an early magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to diagnose the condition and start an early treatment.
Authors:
Sudesh Pebam; Vijay Goni; Sandeep Patel; Vishal Kumar; Saurabh Rawall; Kamal Bali
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of global infectious diseases     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0974-8245     ISO Abbreviation:  J Glob Infect Dis     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-24     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101521436     Medline TA:  J Glob Infect Dis     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  84-8     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Orthopaedics, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India.
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