Pyomyositis caused by vigorous exercise in a boy

Acta Paediatr. 1995 Feb;84(2):226-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.1995.tb13618.x.


We report on a 12-year-old boy who suffered from staphylococcal pyomyositis in both arms following vigorous exercise. No trauma or skin lesions were observed. In non-tropical areas, the etiology of pyomyositis can be related to muscle injury caused merely by exercise, without any other predisposing factors.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Abscess / etiology*
  • Arm
  • Child
  • Exercise*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Myositis / etiology*
  • Staphylococcal Infections / etiology*