Tropical pyomyositis presenting as sepsis with acute respiratory distress syndrome

Gouda T.G. Siddalingana, H. Manjunath Hande, Weena Stanley, Ragini Bargur

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Tropical pyomyositis is an underdiagnosed condition. We reported a 35 year old male farmer, who presented with septicemia and acute respiratory distress syndrome due to pyomyositis involving the paraspinal muscles. Culture of the pus grew methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus, and the patient recovered after surgical drainage and antibiotic treatment. Diagnostic delays can be avoided if tropical pyomyositis is considered as a differential diagnosis in patients with septicemia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-327
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2011

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  • Medicine(all)


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