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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 48-49

Isolated tropical pyomyositis of first web space in a child

1 Department of Orthopaedics, Government Medical College, Haldwani, Uttarakhand, India
2 Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Haldwani, Uttarakhand, India

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Ganesh Singh Dharmshaktu
Department of Orthopaedics, Government Medical College, Haldwani, Uttarakhand
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DOI: 10.4103/hmj.hmj_48_21

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Introduction: Pyomyositis or tropical pyomyositis is a form of acute pyogenic infection affecting skeletal muscles. Despite being called tropical pyomyositis, these cases are frequently reported from both tropical and non-tropical regions. The most common causative organism is Staphylococcus aureus with anecdotal reports of a variety of muscles involved throughout the human body. The isolated and focal affliction of muscles is uncommon and more so in children. Case Report: We report a case of isolated pyomyositis involving inter-osseous muscles of the first web space of the left hand in a 5-year-old otherwise healthy male child. Conclusion: The good delineation of the lesion on magnetic resonance imaging was followed by aspiration of the abscess, leading to uneventful healing and good clinical outcome.

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