Tuberculous psoas abscess.

  title={Tuberculous psoas abscess.},
  author={Richard A. Harrigan and F H Kauffman and Michael B. Love},
  journal={The Journal of emergency medicine},
  volume={13 4},
Although its historical significance is well established, Mycobacterium tuberculosis today is considered an extremely rare cause of psoas abscess. Nontuberculous bacterial infection, most commonly secondary to an intraabdominal process but at times appearing without an identifiable source, is responsible for the vast majority of psoas abscesses. The recent resurgence of tuberculosis may portend another change in the etiologic trend of psoas abscess. It is essential that the emergency physician… CONTINUE READING

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