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Rubayi S, Montgomerie JZ, et al.
Paraplegia. Date of publication 1992 Mar 1;volume 30(3):200-3.
1. Paraplegia. 1992 Mar;30(3):200-3. Septic ischial bursitis in patients with spinal cord injury. Rubayi S(1), Montgomerie JZ. Author information: (1)Department of Surgery, Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center, Downey, California 90242. Septic ischial bursitis is described in 4 patients with spinal cord injury. In these patients a pre-existing ischial bursitis probably became secondarily infected. Because these patients lack sensation, diagnosis may be difficult. The disease process in one patient with a prolonged fever was only recognized after a leucocyte scan detected an abscess extending to the thigh. At surgery it was found that the infection extended from the ischial bursa to the upper lateral thigh. Infection in these patients was due to beta hemolytic streptococcus, S. aureus, and S. epidermidis. The patients all responded well to local drainage and excision of the bursa. DOI: 10.1038/sc.1992.51 PMID: 1630848 [Indexed for MEDLINE]
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