Concurrent development of spontaneous pyomyositis due to Staphylococcus epidermidis and Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (Journal article)

Kalambokis, G./ Economou, G./ Nikas, S./ Bai, M./ Lampri, E./ Kosta, P./ Tsianos, E. V.


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.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Επιστημών Υγείας. Τμήμα Ιατρικής
Keywords: Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use,Female,Histiocytic Necrotizing Lymphadenitis/*diagnosis/drug therapy/immunology,Humans,Middle Aged,Pyomyositis/*diagnosis/drug therapy/immunology,Staphylococcal Infections/*diagnosis/drug therapy/immunology,*Staphylococcus epidermidis/immunology
URI: http://olympias.lib.uoi.gr/jspui/handle/123456789/22852
ISSN: 1349-7235
Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19075539
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