WBC 14.9, Sed rate 4.
WBC 9.3, Sed rate 33, CRP 7.0, ANA
negative, RF negative, Lyme negative.
WBC 8.3, Sed rate 28, CRP 2.6.
WBC 5.8, Sed rate 9, CRP 0.8.
X-ray and ultrasound of right hip
normal. Case Photo #1
MRI Right hip demonstrated edema
present within the right iliacus
muscle and a non-specific prominence
at the right piriformis muscle with
edema in the superior muscle fibers.
There was no fluid collection.
Case Photo #2 Case Photo #3 Case Photo #4
Case Photo #5
CT of the pelvis demonstrated no
mass lesions or abnormal fluid
accumulation correlating to the
region described on the MRI.
Case Photo #6
An infectious disease consult was requested. After discussion with the infectious disease team, there was concern regarding the sudden increase of inflammatory markers and their correlation with the physical exam, history and MRI. This led to the diagnosis of pyomyositis. A CT was performed to assess for fluid accumulation and to allow for proper staging and treatment.
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