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An outbreak of pyomyositis in a large refugee camp in Thailand.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7058976     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During a 2-month period, 17 cases of pyomyositis were seen in the hospital population of a large refugee camp for Cambodians in Thailand. The temporal clustering of the cases suggests an epidemic pattern. Patients in this series were generally young and otherwise healthy. All had gram-positive cocci demonstrated in abscess pus, and all responded to surgical drainage. Fourteen (82%) of the cases were initially misdiagnosed by volunteer physicians who were unfamiliar with the disease. The authors suggest that a mosquito-borne virus predisposes to the development of the pyomyositis abscess.
D Fanney; L C Thomas; E Schwartz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0002-9637     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.     Publication Date:  1982 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-04-22     Completed Date:  1982-04-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370507     Medline TA:  Am J Trop Med Hyg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  131-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / diagnosis
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Cambodia / ethnology
Diagnosis, Differential
Disease Outbreaks*
Myositis / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  therapy
Staphylococcus / isolation & purification
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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