Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
versión impresa ISSN 0037-8682
AZEVEDO, Paula S. et al. Piomiosite tropical: apresentações atípicasTropical pyomyositis: atypical presentations. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2004, vol.37, n.3, pp. 273-278. ISSN 0037-8682. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822004000300014.
Tropical pyomyositis is a primary infection of the skeletal muscles, that occurs mainly in tropical countries. At onset its manifestation is nonspecific, thereby hindering the diagnostic. The natural history of this disease is commonly benign, with rare complications. This presentation describes four cases of pyomyositis with peculiar manifestations and complications.
Palabras llave : Tropical pyomyositis; Myositis; Staphylococcus aureus; Muscle abscesses.