alexa Unusual presentation of psoas abscess in a child


Neonatal and Pediatric Medicine

Author(s): Kleiner O, Cohen Z, Barki Y, Mares AJ

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Primary abscess of the psoas muscle is relatively rare in infants and young children. The clinical presentation of the disease, with limping, fever, and abdominal pain, may be confused with conditions such as septic arthritis of the hip, osteomyelitis, or appendicitis. The authors present an unusual case of a ruptured left psoas abscess presenting as generalized peritonitis in a child.

This article was published in J Pediatr Surg. and referenced in Neonatal and Pediatric Medicine

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