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Tropical pyomyositis: imaging findings and a review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8865495     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Tropical pyomyositis is a rare cause of multiple abscesses of skeletal muscle. The entity is rare in temperate climates and, as its name suggests, is more common in areas such as the tropics and South Pacific. Staphylococcus aureus is the most common cause of infection. Therapy is aggressive, with surgical debridement and drainage followed by antibiotics. We report an unusual case of tropical myositis which simulated tumor recurrence in a patient without the typical risk factors associated with tropical pyomyositis.
Authors:
E S Pretorius; R H Hruban; E K Fishman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Skeletal radiology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0364-2348     ISO Abbreviation:  Skeletal Radiol.     Publication Date:  1996 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-01-13     Completed Date:  1997-01-13     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701953     Medline TA:  Skeletal Radiol     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  576-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Abscess / diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  microbiology
Adenocarcinoma / complications
Aged
Bacteroides Infections / diagnosis*
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Male
Myositis / diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  microbiology
Prostatic Neoplasms / complications
Streptococcal Infections / diagnosis*
Suppuration
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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