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June 1988

Pyomyositis in a Patient With Progressive Systemic Sclerosis: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.

Arch Intern Med. 1988;148(6):1453-1455. doi:10.1001/archinte.1988.00380060217039

• Pyomyositis has become an increasingly recognized disease in temperate climates. A patient receiving chlorambucil for progressive systemic sclerosis, In whom streptococcal pyomyositis developed, is presented. Magnetic resonance imaging led to the early diagnosis. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of pyomyositis in a patient with scleroderma, and the first association with group G streptococcus infection in an adult. Connective tissue diseases and immunosuppression may emerge as risk factors for the development of this entity.

(Arch Intern Med 1988;148:1453-1455)

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