A case of Psoas Abscess due to Brucellosis

Sozen, Selim; Emir, Seyfi; Ustun, Cemal; Altinsoy, Hasan Baki
March 2011
Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences;Mar2011, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p451
Academic Journal
Case Study
Skeletal system involvement is relatively a common complication of human brucellosis, however, muscular involvement and psoas abscess are less frequent. Psoas abscess is a rare clinical situation which if notconsidered the diagnosis is very difficult. Ultrasonography and computed tomography of abdomen areused for the diagnosis. Combination of antibiotic treatment and drainage are recommended in the management of psoas abscess. We report a case of 45 years old patient with severe hip pain with anabscess in the psoas muscle which was diagnosed with CT Scan.The patient was successfully treated with triple antibiotic regimen and percutaneous abscess drainage.


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