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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2019, Article ID 5739714, 2 pages
Case Report

Primary Pyomyositis: Contact Sports as the Rare Risk Factors

Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Perth Amboy Division, Perth Amboy, NJ, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Behzad Amoozgar; gro.naidiremkcasnekcah@ragzooma.dazheb

Received 15 April 2019; Accepted 15 July 2019; Published 28 July 2019

Academic Editor: Larry M. Bush

Copyright © 2019 Behzad Amoozgar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Primary pyomyositis is an infectious disorder that mostly involves children and adults. Direct injury to the muscle or any traumatic process that can cause bacteremia has been described as the common risk factor. Contact sports without direct contusion or injury to the muscle is an uncommon culprit for the manifestation of this disease. In our case, a young male athlete presented to the emergency room with vague signs and symptoms including right leg muscle pain and fever. He denied any direct injury or contusion of the muscle. CT scan was done and showed edematous gluteus minimus muscle. MRI as one of the best tools for investigating soft tissues was done and exhibited myositis. Blood culture became positive for the methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus. Appropriate antibiotics were started, and the patient condition was improved. Considering prominent risk factors, early diagnosis and treatment of pyomyositis are major key factors for the management of these infectious conditions as it may cause loss of the limb or even result in mortality.