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Pyomyositis in patients with diabetes. Computed tomography as a key to diagnosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2740279     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pyomyositis rarely occurred in nontropical climates in the past but is becoming increasingly recognized in temperate climates. Nevertheless, this diagnostic possibility is often not immediately recognized. Pyomyositis should be considered in diabetic patients with lower-extremity cellulitis who do not respond to presumptively appropriate therapy. A high index of suspicion and documentation with appropriate imaging techniques, aggressive surgical intervention, and adjunctive antibiotic therapy are the keys to prompt resolution without sequelae. The patients in this report were diabetic adults who responded to appropriate therapy after computed tomographic scans, surgical exploration, and cultures established the diagnosis.
R L Brown
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Postgraduate medicine     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0032-5481     ISO Abbreviation:  Postgrad Med     Publication Date:  1989 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-08-03     Completed Date:  1989-08-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401147     Medline TA:  Postgrad Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  79-81, 84, 89     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Medicine, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, PA 18764.
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MeSH Terms
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / complications*
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / complications*
Middle Aged
Myositis / etiology*,  radiography
Staphylococcal Infections / etiology,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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