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Pyomyositis in childhood: a case report.
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PMID:  9745166     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pyomyositis is a primary infection of skeletal muscle. We report the case of a previously healthy six-year-old who suffered from pyomyositis in the right lower back. He presented with lower back pain and low-grade fever for one week. After a series of laboratory and imaging studies, the diagnosis of right multifidus muscle pyomyositis with abscess formation was made. The patient recovered rapidly after incision and drainage therapy, accompanied by antibiotic treatment. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus was cultured from the abscess discharge. It was strongly suspected that herbal medicines and common cold medication the patient had been prescribed before admission to our hospital produced a masking effect that delayed the diagnosis.
K L Liew; C S Choong; P N Liu; D H Tsai; L H Chen; W C Yang
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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:  61     ISSN:  0578-1337     ISO Abbreviation:  Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei)     Publication Date:  1998 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-10-08     Completed Date:  1998-10-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0005327     Medline TA:  Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei)     Country:  TAIWAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  488-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Jen-Ai General Hospital, Pingtung, Taiwan, ROC.
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MeSH Terms
Methicillin Resistance
Myositis / etiology*,  therapy
Oxacillin / therapeutic use
Staphylococcus aureus / isolation & purification
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