Pelvic Pyomyositis in Children: Current Concepts Review

Volume 8 | Issue 1 | January-April 2022 | Page: 02-07 | Archan Desai, Ashish Ranade, Mohan V. Belthur, Sandeep Patwardhan, Gauri A. Oka

Authors: Archan Desai [1], Ashish Ranade [1, 2], Mohan V. Belthur [3], Sandeep Patwardhan [4], Gauri A. Oka [1]

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, Bharati Hospital and Research Centre, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
[2] Department of Orthopaedics, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
[3] Department of Child Health & Orthopaedics, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, USA.
[4] Department of Orthopaedics, Sancheti Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Ashish Ranade,
Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India. Visiting Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India


Pyomyositis in children is an uncommon bacterial infection of skeletal muscles which has more frequently been described in tropical areas, but it is becoming increasingly recognized in temperate climates too. Any muscle group in the body can be involved, but it commonly affects the large muscle groups which are located around the pelvic girdle and lower extremities. Clinical presentation is very similar to septic arthritis of the hip and needs to be diagnosed early. MRI is the investigation of choice. Depending on the severity this condition, it can be treated conservatively with antibiotics in its early stage and with percutaneous or formal incision and drainage in later stages. Generally, if it is diagnosed early, good outcomes can be expected.
Keywords: Pelvic Pyomyositis, Septic arthritis, Infection, Magnetic resonance imaging


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How to Cite this Article:  Desai A, Ranade A, Belthur MV, Patwardhan S, Oka GA | Pelvic Pyomyositis in Children: Current Concepts Review | International Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics | January-April 2022; 8(1): 02-07.

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