Pyogenic psoas abscess: analysis of 27 cases.

  title={Pyogenic psoas abscess: analysis of 27 cases.},
  author={M F Lin and Yeu Jun Lau and Bor Shen Hu and Zi Yuan Shi and Y H Lin},
  journal={Journal of microbiology, immunology, and infection = Wei mian yu gan ran za zhi},
  volume={32 4},
From 1993 to 1998, 29 pyogenic psoas abscesses occurring in 27 patients were seen in Taichung Veterans General Hospital. Their age range was 25 to 85 years. Diabetes mellitus was the leading underlying disease. Fever and pain in the flank area, back and hip were the usual manifestations. The duration of symptoms prior to the diagnosis ranged from 3 days to 6 months. Most abscesses were diagnosed by computed tomography (CT) images and proven by abscess cultures, which were divided into primary… CONTINUE READING


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