What is the role of infective myositis in the etiology of focal muscular atrophy (FMA)?

Updated: Feb 20, 2018
  • Author: Sridharan Ramaratnam, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Infective myositis: Localized infections of the muscle as in tropical pyomyositis [45] or tuberculous abscess of the muscle may mimic a focal myositis [46] . The disorder can be excluded by the presence of constitutional signs, findings from muscle ultrasound or MRI, and findings from aspiration of pus or by exploration and muscle biopsy.


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