Revista chilena de infectología
versión impresa ISSN 0716-1018
BARAN, Ezequiel et al. Pyomyositis in an immunocompetent patient. Rev. chil. infectol. [online]. 2012, vol.29, n.2, pp. 221-223. ISSN 0716-1018. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-10182012000200017.
We report a case of pyomyositis in a 59 year-old immunocompetent male patient caused by methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus. A CT scan of the chest demonstrated a lesion of the pectoral muscles. The patient was treated with surgical drainage and cephalexin. Pyomyositis is a rare and potentially serious infection that requires early recognition and prompt treatment.
Palabras clave : Pyomyositis; Staphylococcus aureus; infection.