J Korean Orthop Assoc.  2006 Feb;41(1):156-159.

Salmonella Pyomyositisina Multiple Myeloma Patient: A Case Report

  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Bundang CHA Hospital, College of Medicine, Pochon CHA University, Seongnam, Korea. os1319@cha.ac.kr


Pyomyositis is a bacterial infection of the skeletal muscle with Staphylococcus aureus being the most common pathogen. Pyomyositis by salmonella is quite rare accounting for less than 1% of the total pyomyositis, and has some different characteristics and a poor prognosis compared with those of the typical pyomyositis caused by other bacteria. Among these differences, an older age, other combined diseases, and an immune deficient condition are factors predisposing a patient to pyomyositis by salmonella. We experienced a very rare case of pyomyositis by salmonella at the inguinal area in a multiple myeloma patient. This is the first case reported in South Korea.


Pyomyositis; Salmonella; Multiple myeloma
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