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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2018, 6(11), 224-225
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-6-11-2
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Psoas Abscess with Septic Arthritis of the Hip in a Patient with Chronic Back Pain

Hira Chaudhary1, Mohammed Al-Sadawi1, Iya Dubson2, Apoorva Jayarangaiah3 and Samy I. McFarlane1,

1Department of Internal Medicine, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, United States-11203

2Department of Internal Medicine, NYC-HHC Kings County Hospital Center, Brooklyn, New York, United States-11203

3Department of Internal Medicine, NYC Health and Hospitals/Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx, New York, U.S.A-10461

Pub. Date: December 10, 2018

Cite this paper:
Hira Chaudhary, Mohammed Al-Sadawi, Iya Dubson, Apoorva Jayarangaiah and Samy I. McFarlane. Psoas Abscess with Septic Arthritis of the Hip in a Patient with Chronic Back Pain. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2018; 6(11):224-225. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-6-11-2


Psoas abscess is a rare clinical entity that requires early diagnosis and timely intervention to avoid serious complications of the disease. We report a case of psoas abscess that presented initially as low back pain then complicated with septic arthritis. We discuss the clinical diagnosis, intervention and follow up of the case along with review of the literature. This important clinical entity that generally presents with vague signs and symptoms leads to a delay in diagnosis and timely intervention.

Psoas abscess septic arthritis chronic low back pain

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