A teenage boy presented in the early stage of pyomyositis. He had neck pain, tenderness, and fever. A computed tomography scan showed inflammation in the sternocleidomastoid muscle with no fluid collection. This progressed to a pusfilled drainable mass caused by Stapylococcus aureus. The authors describe this case to highlight the predictable stages and increase the index of suspicion to enhance its early recognition.
- Skeletal muscle abscess