Treating Tropical Pyomyositis (Myositis Tropicans) Using Primary Closure and Vacuum Drainage

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Introduction: Tropical pyomyositis refers to bacterial infection that affects skeletal muscles causing single or multiple abscesses filled with pus. Aim: The study seeks to find out the effectiveness in the use of primary closure and vacuum drainage in the treatment of pyomyositis. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted between March 1, 2007 and February 28, 2014 at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana on patients with pyomyositis. Results: Seventy-seven patients comprising 58 (75.32%) males and 19 (24.68%) females were included in the study with their ages ranging from 15 to 68 years. There was improvement in patient’s healing outcome. Conclusion: Primary wound closure and vacuum drainage provides patients with much satisfaction and better outcome as well and it is also effective.

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Yorke, J. , Agbenorku, P. , Akpaloo, J. , Appiah, C. , Sansomir Fiifi-Yankson, P. , Adinku, M. , Ahenfoa Ben-Crentsil, E. and Afful-Yorke, D. (2014) Treating Tropical Pyomyositis (Myositis Tropicans) Using Primary Closure and Vacuum Drainage. Surgical Science, 5, 333-337. doi: 10.4236/ss.2014.58055.

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