The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2009 , Vol 51 , Num 4
Neonatal Psoas Abscess Simulating Septic Arthritis of the Hip: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Divisions of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, 1Şişli Children’s Hospital, and 2İstanbul University İstanbul Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey We report a newborn infant with psoas abscess caused by methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus. He was referred to our hospital with a history of hospital admission for hip septic arthritis without clinical improvement, and presented limited left hip motion, swelling on the groin and pain. A magnetic resonance imaging study revealed an abscess of the left psoas muscle. Surgical drainage and antibiotic treatment resulted in full recovery. Keywords : neonate, psoas abscess, septic arthritis.
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