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Pyomyositis Causing Temporary Quadriparesis During Induction Therapy for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Case Report and Review of the Literature.
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PMID:  24755835     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Pyomyositis (PM) is a purulent infection of skeletal muscle. It is often associated with immunosuppression in temperate climates. Herein, we report a case of PM causing temporary quadriparesis in a 14-year-old girl undergoing induction therapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia and we review the reported pediatric cases associated with induction therapy for hematologic malignancies. Early symptoms of PM can be mistaken for the side effects of chemotherapeutic agents. Greater awareness of the clinical picture of PM will aid in early diagnosis and treatment. With appropriate medical therapy and timely abscess drainage, morbidity and mortality is greatly reduced.
Nazanin Montazeri; Uma H Athale; Martha Fulford; Mark A Tarnopolsky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-4-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1536-3678     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Hematol. Oncol.     Publication Date:  2014 Apr 
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Created Date:  2014-4-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9505928     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Hematol Oncol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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