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July 1975

"Tropical Pyomyositis": A Diagnostic Problem in Temperate Climates

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine (Dr. Echeverria), and the Department of Orthopedics (Dr. Vaughn), Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston.

Am J Dis Child. 1975;129(7):856-857. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1975.02120440072016

Pyomyositis is a common disease in tropical countries, but is believed to be rare in temperate climates. Two children who had never left the northeastern part of the United States developed single intramuscular abscesses. Pyomyositis may be more common in temperate climates than has previously been appreciated.

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