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A case of muscle abscess presenting to an accident and emergency department.
  1. M A Howell,
  2. H R Guly
  1. Accident and Emergency Department, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth.


    A case is reported of a patient with acute primary muscle abscess who presented to the accident and emergency department with hip pain. Pyomyositis must be considered as a cause of muscle pain especially around the hip. A brief discussion of the diagnosis and management of pyomyositis is also presented.

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