Tropical primary pyomyositis in children of the UK: an emerging medical challenge

@article{Unnikrishnan2009TropicalPP,
  title={Tropical primary pyomyositis in children of the UK: an emerging medical challenge},
  author={Puthenveetil Nithin Unnikrishnan and Daniel C. Perry and Hadjiconstantinou George and Rashpal Bassi and Colin E. Bruce},
  journal={International Orthopaedics},
  year={2009},
  volume={34},
  pages={109-113}
}
Pyomyositis is a commonly encountered condition in the tropics. It was not described in the UK until 1998. The reason for the increasing incidence is not understood. We sought to identify the experience gained of this condition within a UK paediatric tertiary referral unit. Retrospective review of cases of pyomyositis from our institution since 1998 was undertaken to identify demographics, presentation, diagnosis and management. Thirteen cases were identified. The obturator internus was most… CONTINUE READING
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