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2020 Nov 17

Pediatr Rep



Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Shoulder Pyomyositis with Multifocal Lung Infiltrations.


Troisi A, Graziani G, Macaluso A, Mambelli L, Marchetti F
Pediatr Rep. 2020 Nov 17; 12(3):127-129.
PMID: 33212753.


Pyomyositis is a rare condition in temperate climates. We present a case of pyomyositis of the shoulder complicated by multifocal lung infiltrations, treated successfully with antibiotic therapy. After excluding shoulder septic arthritis, a low threshold of suspicion for the diagnosis of shoulder pyomyositis should be applied to patients with persistent fever, pain, and decreased range of shoulder motion. A prompt diagnosis and a rapid rise in antibiotic therapy are important to avoid local and systemic complications.