Tropical pyomyositis presenting as sepsis with acute respiratory distress syndrome

Gouda, Siddalingana and Hande, Manjunath H and Stanley, Weena and Bargur, Ragini (2011) Tropical pyomyositis presenting as sepsis with acute respiratory distress syndrome. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, 4 (4). pp. 325-327.

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Abstract

Tropical pyomyositis is an underdiagnosed condition. We reported a 35 year old male farmer, who presented with septicemia and acute respiratory distress syndrome due to pyomyositis involving the paraspinal muscles. Culture of the pus grew methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus, and the patient recovered after surgical drainage and antibiotic treatment. Diagnostic delays can be avoided if tropical pyomyositis is considered as a differential diagnosis in patients with septicemia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tropical pyomyositis; staphylococcus aureus; sepsis; acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2015 04:20
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2015 04:20
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142136

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