Drug Discov Ther. 2018;12(1):47-50. (DOI: 10.5582/ddt.2018.01000)

Atypical presentation of pyogenic iliopsoas abscess in two cases.

Ghosh S, Narang H, Goel P, Kumar P, Soneja M, Biswas A


Iliopsoas abscess (IPA) is an uncommon diagnosis in medical wards. Herein, we present two unusual cases of IPA. First patient was an elderly diabetic patient who had gas-forming bilateral IPA caused by Escherichia coli. This infection proved fatal and patient succumbed on third day of hospital admission. Second patient was a young boy who had right sided sacroilitis with IPA. Staphylococcus aureus was isolated from the pus culture and patient was successfully treated without any sequelae.

KEYWORDS: Gas-forming iliopsoas abscess, pyogenic sacroiliitis, immunosuppression

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