An unusual presentation of tropical pyomyositis

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Tropical pyomyositis is a primary pyogenic infection of skeletal muscle, often caused by Staphylococcus aureus. The most common presentation of tropical pyomyositis is that of multiple acute abscesses with fever. Hepatitis is a rare manifestation of this disease. We report a case of tropical pyomyositis who presented with hepatic encephalopathy leading to initial diagnostic dilemma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-231
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2005

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  • Medicine(all)


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