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Primary Salmonella iliopsoas abscess: a case report.
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PMID:  10367486     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Primary iliopsoas abscesses are usually hematogenous or seeded via the lymphatic system from an occult focus. Staphylococcus aureus has been reported to be the predominant pathogen, whereas Salmonella sp has rarely been reported to be a major pathogen. We report the case of a 63-year-old woman who presented with a prolonged fever of two weeks' duration. On admission, physical examination revealed tenderness over the left lower abdomen and hip joint, with her thigh in constant flexion. Computerized tomography of the abdomen revealed an iliac fossa abscess. The drained pus culture yielded Salmonella group B. Percutaneous catheter drainage and appropriate antimicrobial therapy with ciprofloxacin eventually yielded good results. There was no evidence of other underlying diseases predisposing the patient to the formation of iliopsoas abscess. Salmonella infection should be considered in the diagnostic protocols of iliopsoas abscess in Taiwan, where salmonellosis is prevalent.
W L Yu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zhonghua yi xue za zhi = Chinese medical journal; Free China ed     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0578-1337     ISO Abbreviation:  Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei)     Publication Date:  1999 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-06-23     Completed Date:  1999-06-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0005327     Medline TA:  Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei)     Country:  CHINA (REPUBLIC: 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  239-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, China Medical College Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC.
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Psoas Abscess / diagnosis*,  therapy
Salmonella Infections / diagnosis*,  therapy

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