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Author Seah, Michele Y. Y. ♦ Savige, Judy A. ♦ Bs, Mb ♦ Burrell, Louise M.
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Painful Leg ♦ Diabetic Pyomyositis ♦ Uncommon Cause ♦ Vague Clinical Presentation ♦ Main Predisposing Factor ♦ Septic Arthritis ♦ Significant Functional Impair-ment ♦ Pyogenic Infection ♦ Hiv Infection ♦ Toabscess Formation ♦ Compart-ment Syndrome ♦ Skeletal Muscle ♦ Venous Thrombosis ♦ Long-term Sequela ♦ Muscle Scarring ♦ Poor Localizing Sign ♦ Adjacent Bone ♦ Pyomyositis In-clude Osteomyelitis ♦ Differential Diagnosis ♦ Muscle Rupture ♦ Musculoskeletal Ache ♦ Com-monly Occurs ♦ Temperate Climate ♦ Mus-cle Hematoma
Abstract P yomyositis is a pyogenic infection ofthe skeletal muscle that can lead toabscess formation (1,2). It com-monly occurs in the tropics, but is also recognized in temperate climates, with HIV infection and diabetes being the main predisposing factors (3,4). The diagnosis of pyomyositis is difficult due to its vague clinical presentation and poor localizing signs. Early in its course, the differential diagnosis includes musculoskeletal aches, osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, mus-cle hematoma, muscle rupture, thrombo-phlebitis, or deep venous thrombosis. A delay in diagnosis may result in compart-ment syndrome, sepsis, and death. The long-term sequelae of pyomyositis in-clude osteomyelitis of adjacent bones, muscle scarring, prolonged hospitaliza-tion, and significant functional impair-ment (5). We report a patient with diabetes who presented with a painful leg and was diagnosed with pyomyositis.
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