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Psoas abscess: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1593704     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Psoas muscle abscess is rare and presents a diagnostic challenge requiring a high index of suspicion. We report an unusual case of primary psoas abscess caused by Proteus mirabilis. Primary psoas abscess is most commonly present in children and is usually caused by Staphylococcus aureus. A total of 434 cases of psoas abscess has been reported. The subject is discussed noting the differences between primary and secondary cases, and emphasizing the importance of ultrasound and computerized tomography guided drainage of psoas abscess. A flow chart for the evaluation and management of primary and secondary abscess is presented, taking into consideration the success rate of the various methods of treatment described in the literature.
I Gruenwald; J Abrahamson; O Cohen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of urology     Volume:  147     ISSN:  0022-5347     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Urol.     Publication Date:  1992 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-06-26     Completed Date:  1992-06-26     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376374     Medline TA:  J Urol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1624-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, Lady Davis Carmel Hospital, Haifa, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Clinical Protocols
Proteus Infections* / diagnosis,  therapy
Proteus mirabilis*
Psoas Abscess* / diagnosis,  therapy
Comment In:
J Urol. 1993 May;149(5):1150   [PMID:  8483240 ]

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