Atraumatic Compartment Syndrome: A Manifestation of Toxic Shock and Infectious Pyomyositis in a Child

Sangdo Park; Shatsky, Joshua B.; Pawel, Bruce R.; Wells, Lawrence
June 2007
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Jun2007, Vol. 89-A Issue 6, p1337
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of an eleven-year-old girl suffering from a pain in the left leg and an inability to walk. After a series of medical examinations, it was found that the patient has compartment syndrome which is said to be a manifestation of toxic shock and infectious pyomyositis. Pyomyositis is an infection of the skeletal muscle and is thought to be of hematogenous origin. An overview about the results of the periodic health examinations has been given.


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