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Point-of-Care Ultrasound to Diagnose Pyomyositis in a Child

Levitt, Danielle L., MD*; Byer, Robyn, MD*†; Miller, Andrew F., MD*†

Section Editor(s): Deanehan, J. Kate MD, RDMS; Associate Editor

doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001711
Ultrasound Case Reviews

We report a case of a patient presenting with fever, right lower leg swelling, and pain who was found to have a fluid collection between muscle planes noted on point-of-care ultrasound. Point-of-care ultrasound raised the clinician's concern for deep musculoskeletal infection, leading to prompt initiation of antibiotics and magnetic resonance imaging.

From the *Division of Emergency Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital; and

Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Disclosure: The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Danielle L. Levitt, MD, Division of Emergency Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115 (e-mail:

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