Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
ISSN-L : 0918-2918
CASE REPORTS
Concurrent Development of Spontaneous Pyomyositis Due to Staphylococcus Epidermidis and Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease
Georgios KalambokisGeorgios EconomouSpiros NikasMaria BaiEvangeli LampriParaskevi KostaEpameinondas V. Tsianos
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2008 Volume 47 Issue 24 Pages 2139-2143

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Staphylococcus epidermidis is a common cause of infections associated with prosthetic devices and immunocompromised patients. Spontaneous pyomyositis due to the above pathogen is very uncommon. Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) is a subacute necrotizing lymphadenitis, first described in Japan. A T cell-mediated hyperimmune response to various pathogens in a genetically susceptible individual has been primarily been considered in its pathogenesis. We report a patient who developed spontaneous pyomyositis caused by S. epidermidis concurrently with KFD, and discuss the possibility of S. epidermidis infection being the stimulant of KFD.

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