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July 1978

Tropical Pyomyositis and Myoglobinuria

Author Affiliations

From the LBJ Tropical Medical Center, Pago Pago, American Samoa. Dr Armstrong is now in private practice in Winchester, Va.

Arch Intern Med. 1978;138(7):1145-1146. doi:10.1001/archinte.1978.03630320077027

A 24-year-old Samoan woman had rhabdomyolysis, myoglobinuria, and acute renal failure, secondary to tropical pyomyositis. The pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, and management of pyomyositis and myoglobinuric renal failure are reviewed.

(Arch Intern Med 138:1145-1146, 1978)