Pyomyositis revisited

N. C T Kong, J. Asmah, V. K E Lim, P. H. Ong, P. A. Adam

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    Abstract

    Pyomyositis, purportedly a common tropical infection affecting mainly healthy adults and children, appears to be most uncommon in this region. We report a case of pyomyositis caused by a Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in a previously healthy army officer. This case serves to illustrate the difficulty in recognising this disease entity, which is why many cases may have been missed. With the increasing incidence of MRSA nosocomial infections, the emergence of MRSA in a hitherto community-acquired infection poses a major concern especially since intravenous drug abuse and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) are on the rise in our country. We hope to inculcate greater awareness of this infection.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)609-611
    Number of pages3
    JournalAnnals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
    Volume25
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 1996

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    Pyomyositis
    Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Intravenous Substance Abuse
    Community-Acquired Infections
    Cross Infection
    Infection
    Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
    Incidence

    Keywords

    • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
    • Diabetics
    • Intravenous drug abuse
    • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
    • Tropical infection

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    Kong, N. C. T., Asmah, J., Lim, V. K. E., Ong, P. H., & Adam, P. A. (1996). Pyomyositis revisited. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore, 25(4), 609-611.

    Pyomyositis revisited. / Kong, N. C T; Asmah, J.; Lim, V. K E; Ong, P. H.; Adam, P. A.

    In: Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore, Vol. 25, No. 4, 07.1996, p. 609-611.

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    Kong, NCT, Asmah, J, Lim, VKE, Ong, PH & Adam, PA 1996, 'Pyomyositis revisited', Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 609-611.
    Kong NCT, Asmah J, Lim VKE, Ong PH, Adam PA. Pyomyositis revisited. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore. 1996 Jul;25(4):609-611.
    Kong, N. C T ; Asmah, J. ; Lim, V. K E ; Ong, P. H. ; Adam, P. A. / Pyomyositis revisited. In: Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore. 1996 ; Vol. 25, No. 4. pp. 609-611.
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