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Primary psoas muscle abscess in pregnancy



This article is corrected by:

  1. Errata: Erratum Volume 49, Issue 3, 253, Article first published online: 15 June 2009

: Dr Alex Polyakov, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Monash Medical Centre, Southern Health, 246 Clayton Road, Clayton, Vic. 3168, Australia. Email:


Primary iliacus-psoas muscle abscess formation is very uncommon during pregnancy. We present a case of a primary iliacus-psoas muscle abscess in pregnancy causing back pain with delayed diagnosis and treatment. Understanding the clinical presentation of iliacus-psoas muscle abscess helps with considering it in the differential diagnosis of back pain during pregnancy.