Streptococcal pyomyositis: Case report and review

Derek S. Wheeler, W. David Vazquez, Keith K. Vaux, W. Bradley Poss*

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Pyomyositis is most often associated with Staphylococcus aureus infections after trauma. We describe an unusual presentation of pyomyositis of the chest wall secondary to group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus infection in a 15-month-old child with acute abdominal symptoms. In addition, the patient had no history or evidence of trauma to the affected area. Pyomyositis presenting in this manner secondary to group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus infection in the absence of a primary varicella infection has not been previously reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)411-412
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric emergency care
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Streptococcal pyomyositis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine


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