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Psoas abscess: report of a series and review of the literature.
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PMID:  16301764     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a series of twelve patients with a psoas abscess seen in a three-year period in a university hospital and a large teaching hospital in the Netherlands. In our series, five of the 12 patients had a primary psoas abscess. The predisposing conditions were intravenous drug use, diabetes mellitus, prostate carcinoma and haematoma in the psoas muscle in a patient with haemophilia A. Seven of the 12 patients had a secondary psoas abscess. Five cases were due to vertebral osteomyelitis including two cases of tuberculosis. In the other two cases it was due to colitis and urinary tract infection. It is remarkable that in our series there was only one patient with a psoas abscess secondary to a disease of the digestive tract, while this is the most common cause of a secondary psoas abscess in the literature. There were two cases of tuberculosis which is an emerging disease again.
M van den Berge; S de Marie; T Kuipers; A R Jansz; B Bravenboer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Netherlands journal of medicine     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0300-2977     ISO Abbreviation:  Neth J Med     Publication Date:  2005 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-22     Completed Date:  2005-12-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0356133     Medline TA:  Neth J Med     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  413-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, Erasmus University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Middle Aged
Psoas Abscess / etiology*,  microbiology
Risk Factors
Staphylococcal Infections

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