Pyomyositis. Review of 205 cases in 112 patients

Am J Surg. 1979 Feb;137(2):255-9. doi: 10.1016/0002-9610(79)90158-2.

Abstract

A study of pyomyositis, a pyogenic infection of the muscle, in 112 patients is presented. The etiologic role of suggested factors remains unclear. Early recognition and aggressive management with antibiotics, incision, and drainage usually lead to rapid resolution. Accordingly, the clinical findings are presented, and criteria for diagnosis are suggested.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Bacterial Infections / complications
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Drainage
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myositis / diagnosis*
  • Myositis / etiology
  • Myositis / therapy
  • Nutrition Disorders / complications
  • Parasitic Diseases / complications
  • Sex Factors
  • Suppuration / diagnosis
  • Tropical Climate
  • Virus Diseases / complications
  • Wounds and Injuries / complications

Substances

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents