Pyomyositis in patients with diabetes mellitus

Rev Infect Dis. Sep-Oct 1991;13(5):797-802. doi: 10.1093/clinids/13.5.797.

Abstract

Pyomyositis is a pyogenic infection of skeletal muscle that is endemic in the tropics and is being recognized with increasing frequency in temperate climates. We report two cases of nonendemic pyomyositis in patients with diabetes mellitus. A review of the literature suggests that diabetes mellitus may be an important risk factor for the development of pyomyositis. Possible mechanisms of this association are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / complications*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / complications
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Myositis / etiology*
  • Risk Factors
  • Staphylococcal Infections / etiology*
  • Staphylococcus aureus / isolation & purification
  • Streptococcal Infections / etiology
  • Streptococcus agalactiae / isolation & purification
  • Streptococcus pyogenes / isolation & purification
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Yersinia Infections / etiology
  • Yersinia enterocolitica / isolation & purification