Unusual underlying cause of recurrent vulval abscess

Dutta, D., Agur, W. and Macleod, C. (2010) Unusual underlying cause of recurrent vulval abscess. BMJ Case Reports, 2010(mar29), bcr0820092142. (doi: 10.1136/bcr.08.2009.2142)

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An ex-intravenous drug user was admitted four times during a 2 year period from December 2006, with the same complaint of vulval abscess which required repeat incision and drainage procedures. In January 2009, a pelvic x-ray showed widening of the symphysis pubis, marginal irregularities, and severe erosive changes which were consistent with pubic osteomyelitis. She was treated with intravenous ciprofloxacin and clindamycin for 2 weeks and was discharged on oral antibiotics for 6 weeks. She recovered well and her condition has significantly improved with no recurrent infection so far. She is now being followed up every 4–6 weeks at the orthopaedics outpatient clinic.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Agur, Dr Wael and Dutta, Dr Debarati
Authors: Dutta, D., Agur, W., and Macleod, C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:BMJ Case Reports
Publisher:BMJ Publishing Group
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