Non-invasive Diagnosis of Pyomyositis

Pablo Yagupsky, Eliezer Shahak, Yechiel Barki

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Two children, aged 6 and 8 years, were admitted to the hospital because of fever, pain, and tenderness over the muscular masses of the thigh and calf, respectively. The presumptive diagnosis of pyomyositis was confirmed by ultrasound studies. Antibiotic treatment was administered in both cases while one child also required surgical drainage of the muscular suppuration. Complete recovery was achieved in both cases. Performance of ultrasound studies is indicated whenever pyomyositis is suspected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-301
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Pediatrics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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