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Tropical pyomyositis in a temperate climate in an immunocompetent adult.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1610049     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tropical pyomyositis, though common in Africa, South America, and the South Pacific, is relatively rare in North America. Reported is the case of a patient who developed chest wall muscle abscesses after sustaining minor chest wall muscle trauma and presented to the emergency department appearing acutely ill. He was treated surgically with irrigation and debridement of the abscesses as well as with antibiotics and recovered fully over a seven-month course. This case illustrates important aspects of tropical pyomyositis with a discussion of the natural history of this disease as well as diagnostic modalities and treatment options for this virulent infectious process that is usually caused by penicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
E J Nielsen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of emergency medicine     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0196-0644     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Emerg Med     Publication Date:  1992 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-07-23     Completed Date:  1992-07-23     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8002646     Medline TA:  Ann Emerg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  880-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Emergency Medicine, LAC-USC Medical Center.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Drug Therapy, Combination / therapeutic use
Myositis / microbiology*,  therapy
Staphylococcal Infections / microbiology*,  therapy
Staphylococcus aureus / isolation & purification*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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