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J Med Microbiol. 2010 Nov;59(Pt 11):1368-70. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.022905-0. Epub 2010 Jul 15.

Capnocytophaga sputigena primary iliopsoas abscess.

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Department of Microbiology, Carol Yu Centre for Infection, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, 102 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong SAR.

Abstract

Iliopsoas abscess is usually secondary to the spread of infection from a contiguous focus. Primary disease is uncommon, except in children where Staphylococcus aureus is the main pathogen. We report a 60-year-old woman who developed a primary iliopsoas abscess as a result of haematogenous spread of Capnocytophaga sputigena from a palatal fistula and chronic sinusitis due to previous treatment for nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Pyomyositis due to unusual and fastidious Gram-negative bacilli should be considered in patients with head and neck tumours who have previously received radiotherapy.

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20634330
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10.1099/jmm.0.022905-0
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