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PMID:  22032510     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Pyomyositis is the primary infection of the skeletal muscle. It is common in the tropics, but is increasingly being reported worldwide. It can affect immunocompromised and immunocompetent individuals. Staphylococcus aureus is the most common causative organism. Muscle histology and its culture remain the gold standard for diagnosis. However, among noninvasive methods, MR imaging is highly sensitive and can image large areas of the body and detect subclinical involvement. Early diagnosis, institution of appropriate antibiotic therapy, and drainage of pus lead to favorable outcome.
Vikas Agarwal; Sandeep Chauhan; Rakesh K Gupta
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-09-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuroimaging clinics of North America     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1557-9867     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuroimaging Clin. N. Am.     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
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Created Date:  2011-10-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9211377     Medline TA:  Neuroimaging Clin N Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  975-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Clinical Immunology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Raebareli Road, Lucknow 226014, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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