Psoas abscess: a primer for the internist

South Med J. 2001 Jan;94(1):2-5.

Abstract

Psoas abscess is a rare condition with vague clinical presentation. In this article, its epidemiology, etiology, bacteriology, diagnosis, and treatment are discussed. Common diseases that may be erroneously diagnosed in patients with psoas abscess are presented.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections / diagnosis
  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections / epidemiology
  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections / etiology
  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections / therapy
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Diagnostic Errors / methods
  • Drainage
  • Humans
  • Internal Medicine / education
  • Internal Medicine / methods
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Physical Examination
  • Psoas Abscess* / diagnosis
  • Psoas Abscess* / epidemiology
  • Psoas Abscess* / etiology
  • Psoas Abscess* / therapy
  • Risk Factors
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed

Substances

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents