Tropical pyomyositis: a case report and review.


Journal Article

Tropical pyomyositis is a disease of skeletal muscle characterized by single or multiple abscesses. The infective organism is most often penicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Only recently have case reports appeared in the literature from temperate zones; however, this disease is common in the tropics. This report reviews the literature and describes a child from rural North Carolina in whom tropical pyomyositis developed after incision and drainage of a furuncle.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Goldberg, JS; London, WL; Nagel, DM

Published Date

  • February 1, 1979

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 63 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 298 - 300

PubMed ID

  • 440823

Pubmed Central ID

  • 440823

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-4005


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States