Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 285–289 | Cite as

The role of imaging modalities in diagnosis and managment of pyomyositis

  • David K. Yousefzadeh
  • Ellen M. Schumann
  • Gerald M. Mulligan
  • Donna E. Bosworth
  • Carter S. Young
  • Kevin C. Pringle


A case of tropical pyomyositis in a temperate climate is reported and 29 more cases are reviewed from the literature. Because of its rarity and deceiving clinical presentation, the disorder may go unrecognized for weeks in nontropical regions. The role of various imaging modalities in timely and accurate diagnosis and nonsurgical management of this disorder is discussed.

Key words

Pyomyositis Osteomyelitis Ultrasonography 


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© International Skeletal Society 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • David K. Yousefzadeh
    • 3
  • Ellen M. Schumann
    • 1
  • Gerald M. Mulligan
    • 3
  • Donna E. Bosworth
    • 1
  • Carter S. Young
    • 3
  • Kevin C. Pringle
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsThe University of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryThe University of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsIowa CityUSA
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsIowa CityUSA

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