Stenotrophomonas maltophilia septicemia with pyomyositis in a chemotherapy-treated patient

S. H. Tsai, T. Y. Chao, T. D. Chou, M. S. Dai

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Abstract

Pyomyositis is a rare complication of chemotherapy. A 35-year-old male patient with myelodysplastic syndrome developed Stenotrophomonas maltophilia bacteremia shortly after chemotherapy, and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia-related pyomyositis was encountered after recovery from neutropenia. He recovered completely after surgical drainage and a protracted course of antibiotic treatment. It is postulated that subclinical myopathy, immunosuppression secondary to the malignancy, or chemotherapeutic drugs may predispose to pyomyositis. Early recognition of this unusual complication in a cancer patient undergoing chemotherapy can prevent further catastrophes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)452-454
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Hematology
Volume82
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Pyomyositis
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
Sepsis
Drug Therapy
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Muscular Diseases
Neutropenia
Immunosuppression
Drainage
Neoplasms
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Myelodysplastic syndrome
  • Pyomyositis
  • Stenotrophomonas maltophilia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology

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Stenotrophomonas maltophilia septicemia with pyomyositis in a chemotherapy-treated patient. / Tsai, S. H.; Chao, T. Y.; Chou, T. D.; Dai, M. S.

In: Annals of Hematology, Vol. 82, No. 7, 01.07.2003, p. 452-454.

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Tsai, S. H. ; Chao, T. Y. ; Chou, T. D. ; Dai, M. S. / Stenotrophomonas maltophilia septicemia with pyomyositis in a chemotherapy-treated patient. In: Annals of Hematology. 2003 ; Vol. 82, No. 7. pp. 452-454.
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