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


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.


Multiple myeloma Pyomyositis Community-acquired MRSA 


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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

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