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Vol. 16 - Num. 63

Clinical Reviews

Psoas abscess: an approach to acute limp of infectious origin in children

Ferran Campillo i Lópeza, Julia Martín Sánchezb

aMIR-Pediatría. Hospital Universitario La Paz. Madrid. Madrid. España.
bServicio de Urgencias Pediátricas. Hospital Infantil Universitario La Paz. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: F Campillo i López. E-mail: fcampillo@hospiolot.cat

Reference of this article: Campillo i López F, Martín Sánchez J. Psoas abscess: an approach to acute limp of infectious origin in children. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2014;16:225-8.

Published in Internet: 19-09-2014 - Visits: 22574

Abstract

Acute gait abnormalities offer a wide range of diagnosis. Some of those conditions are life-threatening and usually not suspected, such as the psoas abscess (PA). We report a seven year-old child presented to the Emergency Department with limp, fever and abdominal pain. Septic arthritis of the hip and femoral osteomyelitis were ruled out. He was admitted to hospital and put on broad-spectrum antibiotics with good response. A magnetic resonance imaging showed a psoas abscess together with an osteomyelitis of the L4 vertebral body.

Keywords

Gait Psoas abscess

 

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