Non-tropical pyomyositis caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: an unusual cause of bilateral leg pain.

@article{Lemonick2012NontropicalPC,
  title={Non-tropical pyomyositis caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: an unusual cause of bilateral leg pain.},
  author={David Morris Lemonick},
  journal={The Journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={e55-62}
}
BACKGROUND Pyomyositis (PM) is a primary suppurative infection of skeletal muscles that was originally described as a tropical disease and is now being seen with increasing frequency in temperate regions. Although PM is classically described as a disease of young, healthy individuals, its incidence is increasing in immunocompromised patients, particularly those with human immunodeficiency virus infection. Staphylococcus aureus is the etiologic agent in the majority of cases of PM worldwide… CONTINUE READING