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Non-tropical thoraco-abdominal pyomyositis caused by group A streptococcus in an immunocompetent adult.

Cherry C, Wiggins K, Mijch A, Ostergaard L

  • Journal Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases

  • Published 30 Apr 2002

  • Volume 33

  • ISSUE 11

  • Pagination 854-6

  • DOI 10.1080/00365540110076642


We present a case of group A streptococcal pyomyositis of the thoraco-abdominal wall of an immunocompetent adult. This diagnosis was made when soft tissue swelling was seen on chest X-ray. Complete recovery followed drainage of the collection and short-course i.v. penicillin. The importance, diagnosis and treatment of pyomyositis are outlined.