Psoas muscle abscess due to Yersinia enterocolitica

Am J Med. 1984 May;76(5):947-9. doi: 10.1016/0002-9343(84)91020-9.


A psoas muscle abscess due to Yersinia enterocolitica developed in a 71-year-old man with mild type II diabetes mellitus. There was no evidence of gastrointestinal infection or septicemia, and treatment with computed tomography-directed percutaneous drainage and cefoxitin resulted in cure. This represents the first known reported case of psoas abscess due to Y. enterocolitica.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Abscess / drug therapy
  • Abscess / etiology*
  • Aged
  • Cefoxitin / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Muscular Diseases / drug therapy
  • Muscular Diseases / etiology*
  • Yersinia Infections / diagnosis*
  • Yersinia Infections / drug therapy
  • Yersinia enterocolitica


  • Cefoxitin