International Journal of Hematology

, 87:516

Multiple myeloma presenting with pyomyositis caused by community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: report of a case and literature review

  • Georgios Kalambokis
  • Areti Theodorou
  • Paraskevi Kosta
  • Epameinondas V. Tsianos
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s12185-008-0100-9

Cite this article as:
Kalambokis, G., Theodorou, A., Kosta, P. et al. Int J Hematol (2008) 87: 516. doi:10.1007/s12185-008-0100-9

Abstract

Pyomyositis is infrequently reported in patients with multiple myeloma. Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) is emerging as an important cause of soft tissue infections, including pyomyositis. Here, we report on the first case of CA-MRSA pyomyositis in a patient with multiple myeloma and review the relevant literature.

Keywords

Multiple myelomaPyomyositisCommunity-acquired MRSA

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© The Japanese Society of Hematology 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Georgios Kalambokis
    • 1
  • Areti Theodorou
    • 1
  • Paraskevi Kosta
    • 2
  • Epameinondas V. Tsianos
    • 1
  1. 1.First Division of Internal MedicineMedical School of Ioannina, University HospitalIoanninaGreece
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyUniversity HospitalIoanninaGreece