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July 1988

Pyomyositis in a Patient With the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine.

Arch Intern Med. 1988;148(7):1608-1610. doi:10.1001/archinte.1988.00380070100023

• Pyomyositis is an acute bacterial infection of skeletal muscle. It is a common disease in the tropics; fewer than 50 cases of pyomyositis have been reported in the continental United States. Most patients are healthy males, although the disease has been reported in diabetics and in the immunocompromised. This article presents the first detailed known reported case of pyomyositis in a patient with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; Staphylococcus aureus was the etiologic agent.

(Arch Intern Med 1988;148:1608-1610)