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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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D'ANTONIO, Federico et al. Bilateral thigh pyomyositis caused by community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2014, vol.112, n.6, pp.e273-e276. ISSN 0325-0075.

Primary pyomyositis is an acute bacterial infection of skeletal muscle leading to single or multiple abscess formation. The etiologic agent most frequently identified is Staphylococcus aureus, principal emerging pathogen of invasive musculoskeletal infections in otherwise healthy children. It is important to maintain a high level of suspicion, since early diagnosis and effective empirical treatment may prevent progression to a more severe disease. We present a case of bilateral thigh pyomyositis caused by community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in an otherwise healthy eight-year-old child.

Keywords : Pyomyositis; Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

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