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      Psoas Abscess with Osteomyelitis in a Patient Undergoing Long-Term Hemodialysis

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          We describe a 69-year-old male patient on maintenance hemodialysis for 24 years who developed a fatal left psoas abscess with osteomyelitis at the hip joint following acute enterocolitis. He had systemic β<sub>2</sub>-microglobulin amyloid deposition in colon epithelium and psoas muscle. Cultures from abscess fluid and femoral bone marrow yielded Bacteroides fragilis. To our knowledge, this is the first case on hemodialysis having a psoas abscess following acute gastrointestinal infection. This rare case suggested that a secondary psoas abscess could be one of the occult infections in patients undergoing long-term maintenance hemodialysis.

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          Am J Nephrol
          American Journal of Nephrology
          S. Karger AG
          October 2001
          19 October 2001
          : 21
          : 5
          : 410-412
          aFirst Department of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, and bMaruyama Hospital, Hamamatsu, Japan
          46285 Am J Nephrol 2001;21:410–412
          © 2001 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

          Hemodialysis, Psoas abscess, fatal, Bacteroids


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