Pyomyositis in Nodding Syndrome (NS) patient: A case report

Article Authors: David Lagoro Kitara, Amos Deogratius Mwaka, Henry R Wabinga, Paul Okot Bwangamoi


We report a case of Pyomyositis in a 13-year-old boy diagnosed using WHO surveillance definition of Probable Nodding syndrome. Complete blood count showed Leukocytosis with immature granulocytes and atypical lymphocytes. Except for the liver enzymes which were high the renal functions and serum electrolytes were within normal range values. Culture of a pus-swab grew Staphylococcus aureus. Abdominal ultrasound scan showed a focal mass on the internal and external oblique muscles of the right abdominal wall. Incision and drainage was performed. Histology of the muscle showed non-specific inflammation of the external and internal oblique muscles. This finding may highlight some of the other tropical diseases that occur in children with Nodding syndrome.

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Journal Pan African Medical Journal
DOI 10.11604/pamj.2013.16.65.2403

Related Faculties/Schools
  • 1Gulu University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of surgery, P.O. Box 166, Gulu, Uganda.
  • 2Makerere University, College of Health sciences, Department of Medicine, P.0. B0X 7072, Kampala, Uganda.
  • 3Gulu University, Faculty of Medicine, P.O. B0X 166, Gulu, Uganda.