Psoas abscess with septic arthritis of the hip: a case report

Belet N., Akyurt B., Karli A., Gulman B., Selcuk M. B., Sensoy G.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.56, no.3, pp.320-323, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.320-323
  • Keywords: psoas abscess, septic arthritis, hip joint, children, MIMICKING, DIAGNOSIS, CHILDREN
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Psoas abscess associated with septic arthritis of the hip is unusual in infants. A 12-month-old infant presented with the complaints of fever, left hip pain and limp. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed left psoas abscess accompanied by septic arthritis of the hip. In this report, we present a case of psoas abscess with hip septic arthritis in an infant, and we describe the clinical and radiological findings and treatment of this case.