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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 40-42

Gram-negative bacterial pyomyositis in a patient with diabetes mellitus and chronic renal failure


1 Division of Nephrology; Department of Medicine, University College of Medical Sciences (University of Delhi), UCMS-GTBH, Delhi, India
2 Department of Medicine, University College of Medical Sciences (University of Delhi), UCMS-GTBH, Delhi, India

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DOI: 10.4103/2249-4855.104015

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Pyomyositis is a suppurative infection of the skeletal muscles. The predisposing conditions include immunosuppression accompanying malignancy, diabetes mellitus, renal failure, and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, etc. We report a 49-year-old female with diabetes mellitus and chronic renal failure undergoing maintenance hemodialysis who presented with the suppurative stage of gram-negative bacterial pyomyositis due to Escherichia coli. She fully recovered following incision and drainage and appropriate antibiotic therapy. We highlight the importance of timely diagnosis of this uncommon and potentially life-threatening entity and the role of chronic renal failure and hemodialysis in causing this condition.


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