2003 Volume 42 Issue 2 Pages 174-177
A 40-year-old man was hospitalized due to fever, muscular swelling and pain. He had poorly controlled diabetes with many dental caries and repeated periodontitis. CT revealed multiple intramuscular abscesses; administration of antibiotics and pus drainage were performed. Intraoral infection was suspected as the route of infection of pyomyositis, and a total of six teeth was extracted. In the clinical treatment of diabetic patients, it is important to instruct patients to routinely check for the presence of traumatic injuries of the lower extremities, and to have routine check-ups and dental care to check for dental caries or periodontitis.
(Internal Medicine 42: 174-177, 2003)