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Am J Emerg Med. 2015 Feb;33(2):306.e3-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2014.07.016. Epub 2014 Jul 30.

Temperate pyomyositis: a pain in the belly.

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1
Department of Emergency Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA. Electronic address: Joseph.Pare@yale.edu.
2
Department of Emergency Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA.

Abstract

Pyomyositis is a rare disease in temperate climates. This case is a unique presentation of pyomyositis of the rectus abdominal muscle mimicking an acute abdominal process. Most reported cases of pyomyositis are of extremity infections with Staphylococcus aureus.This report presents a case of polymicrobial pyomyositis from Haemophylus parainfluenza and Steptococcus viridians infection.

PMID:
25171794
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajem.2014.07.016
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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