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ABSTRACT: Primary pyomyositis, a pyogenic infection of the skeleton muscle is often seen in tropical and subtropical regions. Here we present a 5 year-old boy who presented with pain and mass in the left thigh and claudication, with no history of trauma. A diagnosis of primary pyomyositis was made on the basis of clinical, laboratory and radiological findings. The patient was successfully treated with intravenous antibiotics, with clinical improvement at the 2nd day, followed by normalization of laboratory findings at the 5th day. Primary pyomyositis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients with limb pain, even in temperate climates.
Cocuk Enfeksiyon Dergisi. 01/2011;