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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 84-88

A 12-year-old child with trichinellosis, pyomyositis and secondary osteomyelitis


1 Department of Orthopaedics, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
2 University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
3 North Sydney Orthopaedic And Sports Medicine Center, Mater Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Correspondence Address:
Kamal Bali
North Sydney Orthopaedic And Sports Medicine Center, Mater Hospital, Sydney, NSW
Australia
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Source of Support: National Scientific Fund, Sofia, Bulgaria (grant ID No 02/27) for partially supporting this work., Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-777X.93769

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Trichinellosis is a parasitic infestation affecting the skeletal muscles. Cases of trichinellosis in humans have been reported from most regions of the world. However, a review of literature revealed only two reported cases of human trichinellosis in India. Further, a diagnosis of superimposed pyomyositis in trichinellosis with secondary osteomyelitis has not been reported to our knowledge. This article reports this rare case presentation in a 12-year-old child. Timely intervention helped prevent long-term morbidity in our patient. In our case report, we also discuss in detail the pathogenesis of such a condition and discuss the role of imaging modalities and an early magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to diagnose the condition and start an early treatment.


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