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Research Article, Prensa Med Argent Vol: 102 Issue: 5

Primary Pyomyositis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae in a Patient with Celiac Disease: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Abstract

Celiac Disease is well known as a risk factor for severe infections caused by capsulated germs (i.e. Streptococcus pneumoniae). Among these infections there are some known by their extreme severity, such as pyomyositis. In this article we present the case of a 68 year old female patient with diagnosis of Celiac Disease and pyomyositis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and we review the literature.

Keywords: Celiac disease; Pyomyositis; Psoas abscess; Streptococcus pneumoniae ; Case report; Muscle infection; Myositis

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