Psoas abscess secondary to Pott's disease--an unusual presentation in a young child

Atif Afzal, Aga Khan University
Muhammad Arshad, Aga Khan University
Omer Ashraf, Aga Khan University


Psoas abscess in neonates and infants are rare. Primary psoas abscesses are said to be more common in young children. Limping, fever and abdominal pain has been described to be the way psoas abscesses usually present. The authors describe the unusual presentation and successful treatment of a young child with a unilateral psoas abscess secondary to advanced spondylodiscitis.