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

C Cherry, K Wiggins, A Mijch, L Ostergaard
Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, The Alfred Hospital, Prahran, Victoria, Australia.


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.


  • Journal: Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases
  • Published: 01/01/2001
  • Volume: 33
  • Issue: 11
  • Pagination: 854-856