septic embolism


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septic embolism

An embolism made up of purulent matter that arises from the site of an infection caused by a pyogenic (pus-forming) organism. It can result in the spread of infection to a distant site. Synonym: pyemic embolism
See also: embolism
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In the presence of high fever and septic embolism, internal jugular vein thrombosis can be mistaken for endocarditis.
We present a case of a 23-year-old male delayed diagnosis of pyomyositis of the iliacus muscle and gluteal minimus muscle complicated with pulmonary septic embolism and septic shock who was treated with early goal directed cardiovascular resuscitation and surgical exploration combined with parenteral antibiotics.