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Vol. 15 - Num. 59

Clinical Reviews

Persistent back pain due to an iliopsoas abscess

Nerea Yanguas Bareaa, Olga Concepción Martorell Almaua, Daniel Bernal Pinab, Francisco Arroyo Alejosc

aServicio de Urgencias. Hospital Reina Sofía. Tudela. Navarra. España.
bMédico. CS Sos del Rey Católico. Sos del Rey Católico. Zaragoza. España.
cEnfermero. Servicio de Urgencias. Hospital Reina Sofía. Tudela. Navarra. España.

Correspondence: N Yanguas. E-mail: nyanbar@gmail.com

Reference of this article: Yanguas Barea N, Martorell Almau OC, Bernal Pina D, Arroyo Alejos F. Persistent back pain due to an iliopsoas abscess. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2013;15:247.e97-e99.

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Abstract

We present a 14 years old patient with unremarkable medical history, that begins spontaneously with low back pain that does not improve with standard treatment (rest, heat and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), with progressive worsening of pain, for which he consults four times in different medical centres. The final diagnosis is an iliopsoas abscess, seen on a lumbar Computerized Tomography, and he is consequently admitted to hospital to receive intravenous antibiotics.

The patient in our case has a good response to treatment, without any complications or serious squeals, and without requiring a surgical drainage of the collection.

Keywords

Abscess Low back pain Psoas Sacroilitis

 

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