Pyomyositis With Uveitis With Secondary Osteomyelitis: An Atypical Presentation Of Tuberculosis

Chewoolkar, Vaibhav; Bichile, Lata S.
July 2008
Internet Journal of Rheumatology;2008, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p2
Academic Journal
Pyomyositis is an acute bacterial infection occurring in skeletal muscle with no obvious local or adjacent source of infection. Tuberculosis involving the soft tissue from adjacent bone or joint is well recognized. However, primary tuberculous pyomyositis is rare. Initial symptoms include localized muscle pain, swelling, and tenderness. The diagnosis is often delayed because other primary diagnoses are first considered. This article discusses a case of tuberculous pyomyositis with uveitis in a 14-year-old boy. A review of the medical literature is also presented.


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