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Doctor insights on: History Of Tropical Pyomyositis

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How common is it for somebody to get pyomyositis?

How common is it for somebody to get pyomyositis?

Pyomyositis: This is an bacterial infection in the muscle, using found in the tropics, that can lead to abscess formation and damage to the muscle. In the US this is rare. ...Read more

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Will pyomyositis come back?

Will pyomyositis come back?

Potentially: Yes, potentially. Depends on your host status (diabetes, vascular disease) and your immune system function. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my pyomyositis go away?

How fast can I make my pyomyositis go away?

Depends on stage: The clinical course of pyomyositis is variable. Although early-stage pyomyositis can be treated with antibiotics alone, most patients present with intermediate or advanced disease and, therefore, require both antibiotics and surgical drainage for definitive management. ...Read more

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Does pyomyositis usually cause many symptoms?

Does pyomyositis usually cause many symptoms?

Polymyositis: Causes progressive muscle weakness, eventually problems with swallowing, balance, speech, problems with stamina, getting out of a chair, even shortness of breath. ...Read more

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My sister says she has pyomyositis. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

My sister says she has pyomyositis. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

Polymyositis: She probably has polymyositis, an inflammatory disease causing muscle weakness and atrophy. Most cases are isolated and there is little liklihood that other family members will get this conditon. ...Read more

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I have pyomyositis, what treatments are possible?

I have pyomyositis, what treatments are possible?

See below : Usually this requires emergent surgical intervention with a incision and drainage of abscess and debridement of any nonviable muscle and intravenous antibiotics . The course of antibiotics (choice and duration will depend upon what type of underlying bacterial infection is present. If this is your problem you need to seek medical attention emergently good luck thank you. ...Read more

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Whatis tropical medicine?

Whatis tropical medicine?

Tropical medicine: Also called international medicine, included diseases that are widespread or difficult to treat in tropical regions, such as malaria. ...Read more

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What is tropical medicine?

What is tropical medicine?

Tropical medicine: Also called international medicine, included diseases that are widespread or difficult to treat in tropical regions, such as malaria. ...Read more