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South African Journal of Surgery

On-line version ISSN 2078-5151
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VLES, G F; MAGAMPA, R; BOUTALL, A  and  MAQUNGO, S. Primary fusobacterium osteomyelitis and pyomyositis of the thigh in an immunocompetent young adult. S. Afr. j. surg. [online]. 2017, vol.55, n.1, pp.38-40. ISSN 2078-5151.

An unusual case of an immunocompetent young adult with osteomyelitis and pyomyositis of his right thigh is presented. Despite the absence of typical clinical signs, a high index of suspicion and 16S RNA PCR led to an early diagnosis of Fusobacterium infection and subsequent successful multidisciplinary treatment

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