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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 836-839

Clinical presentation, etiology, management, and outcomes of iliopsoas abscess from a tertiary care center in South India


1 Department of Anaesthesia, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Medicine, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Ramya Iyyadurai
207 Department of Medicine 5, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 004, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_19_17

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Introduction: Iliopsoas abscess (IPA) is the collection of pus in the iliopsoas compartment. The etiology of IPA is variable and depends on the geographical area and the antibiotic usage prevalence in that area. This study attempts to evaluate the etiology, clinical features, risk factors, management modalities, and outcomes in patients with IPA from a tertiary care center in South India. Materials and Methods: This was a retrospective study done in a tertiary care center in South India. Patient details were obtained from electronic medical records. Results: A total of 43 patients were enrolled in the study, the causative organism could be identified in 20 (46.5%) patients. The most common etiology was tuberculosis (TB). Most (23 [56.5%]) patients were treated conservatively, 20 (46.5%) patients were treated with percutaneous drainage (PCD), and 2 (4%) patients required surgery. Conclusion: The most common cause of IPA is TB. PCD was successful in 95% of the patients with complete resolution of symptoms.


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