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Forum Name: Other infections

Question: pyomyositis

 minnie21 - Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:19 am

my 3 y/o cousin is recently diagnosed with pyomyositis at her left shoulder (at back), so I searched the internet and found out that it is caused by s. aureus. How can this bacteria caused the infection on my cousin? he has no open wound or any other infection. I hope you can help me.
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:22 pm

User avatar Hello,The portal of entry of the bacteria in pyomyositis is not known.The staph or mixed organisms localize to certain areas and cause infection.Injury,immunodeficiency,and tropical climate predispose to the condition.Fever,severe pain and localized tenderness are the clinical features.Computerized tomography would be diagnostic.Antibiotics are the mainstay in therapy.Surgical drainage is done in those not responding to antibiotics.
Best wishes for speedy recovery of your cousin.

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