Muscle Abscess

Source:  Muscle Abscess    Tag:  viral muscle infection

DEFINITION
Sometimes an abscess formed in the muscle. Piomiositis is a disease where the muscle infected by pus-producing bacterium that often causes the formation of an abscess. Piomiositis more often found in the tropics and in people who have impaired immune systems are exposed to infectious bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. The most commonly affected are the muscles of the thigh, buttocks and upper arms and the muscles around the shoulder.


CAUSE
Abscesses may occur due to the spread of bacterial infection of the bone or other nearby tissues or spread through the bloodstream result of infection in parts of the body. Piomiositis bakteru often caused by Staphylococcus aureus. Predisposing factors for the occurrence of piomiositis among other immune system disorders, trauma, viral infections, and malnutrition. Most cases are caused by factors that decrease an individual's health and the presence of other infections that occur simultaneously. Can also be found in patients with diabetes, HIV and malignancy.

SYMPTOMS
Piomiositis can cause the occurrence of fever, inflammation of the affected area, and muscle aches. Affected muscles can cramp with the swelling and discomfort, especially when the muscle is moved.

DIAGNOSIS
On blood tests can reveal any increase in the number of white blood cells (leukocytosis) and increased erythrocyte sedimentation rate. Radiological examinations, such as MRI, can be used to ensure the presence of an abscess.

TREATMENT
The goal of treatment is to find and address the main causes of piomiositis. Antibiotics may be given if necessary. And can also be done to remove the pus drainage there.