Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 222--224

Primary iliopsoas abscess in an infant: A case report


Ajay Kumar Chintakrinda1, Bikramjit Das1, Shivani Dogra1, Debasish Mitra2 
1 Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Bikramjit Das
Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital Limited, Kolkata, West Bengal
India

Primary iliopsoas abscess (IPA) is rare in the infantile period. However, if treatment is not initiated soon, aggressive, and adequate, there is high risk for mortality or permanent damage to the hip joints. We present the case of a preterm neonate who presented at 2 months of age with swelling and restricted movements of the left leg for the past 1 week. A diagnosis of idiopathic left IPA was made due to Staphylococcus aureus which was drained surgically and treated with systemic antibiotics. Currently, the baby is 6 months old with no evidence of any sequelae.


How to cite this article:
Chintakrinda AK, Das B, Dogra S, Mitra D. Primary iliopsoas abscess in an infant: A case report.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2018;23:222-224


How to cite this URL:
Chintakrinda AK, Das B, Dogra S, Mitra D. Primary iliopsoas abscess in an infant: A case report. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Jul 13 ];23:222-224
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