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Ege Journal of Medicine
2019, Cilt 58, Sayı 1, Sayfa(lar) 078-080
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Example of an infectious complication in injection drug users: Psoas abscess
Meltem Songür Kodik, Murat Ersel
Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, İzmir, Turkey
Keywords: Drug users, injections, intravenous, psoas abscess, low back pain

In this case report, the authors aim to present a psoas abscess of an injection drug user. These patients mostly admit to emergency department (ED) because of infections with unknown origin. Because of the obscure symptoms of the infection it is a challenge to diagnose for clinicians. A 26-year-old female who had drug addiction problem, and also under treatment for this problem, admitted with obscure infectious symptoms to ED. Physical examination revealed a pain located in the right coxae radiating to the knee. Computed tomography images of the right hip demonstrated a psoas abscess.

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