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«MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_450»
·What is a medical case report?
·What parts does it include?
·What is an abstract?
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complicating sickle cell anemia: a case report
Pyomyositis is a bacterial
infection of skeletal muscle and a rare complication of sickle cell anemia. It
may present a difficult problem in diagnosis, leading to delay in appropriate
treatment and development of complications including abscess formation and
We report the case of a
44-year-old Afro-Caribbean woman with homozygous sickle cell disease who
presented with chest crisis and later developed pyomyositis of her hip and
pelvic muscles. Salmonella agbeni was isolated from blood
cultures and magnetic resonance imaging confirmed the diagnosis in this case.
It is noteworthy of this case that there were no antecedent signs of
gastroenteritis. Drainage was not appropriate and she was treated with
intravenous antibiotics for six weeks.
Focal Salmonella infections are
uncommon in soft tissue. Pyomyositis should be considered in patients with
sickle cell anemia that continue to have muscle pain and high fevers, despite
initial management of their sickle cell crisis. Radiological imaging,
particularly magnetic resonance imaging, is a crucial tool in establishing the
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·Why is it important
·Needs to be reported
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1.Is this the first report of this kind in the literature?
2.What are brief details of what the patient(s) presented with?
3.What the reader should learn from the case report?
4.What the clinical impact will be?
5.Is it an original case report of interest to a particular clinical
specialty of medicine?
6.Will it have a broader clinical impact across medicine?
7.Are any teaching points identified?
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