Development of retroperitoneal abscess following routine injection of triamcinolone for musculoskeletal pain
  • Sierra Sullivan
    Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas, USA
  • Blayne Fenner
    Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas, USA
  • Hannah McCool
    Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas, USA
  • Jesus Davalos
    Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas, USA
  • Neha Mittal
    Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas, USA

Keywords

Triamcinolone, intramuscular injection, musculoskeletal pain, retroperitoneal abscess, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Abstract

Glucocorticoid intramuscular injections are a quick, routine procedure done in an outpatient setting to relieve musculoskeletal pain quickly. However, despite being a low-risk procedure it can lead to local infections, including abscess and skin necrosis, and even more rarely, bacteraemia and multi-organ failure. In this case, we present a healthy, immunocompetent woman in her 40s diagnosed with a retroperitoneal abscess due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus after an intramuscular injection of triamcinolone.

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    Published: 2023-07-29
    Issue: 2023: Vol 10 No 8 (view)


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    Sullivan S, Fenner B, McCool H, Davalos J, Mittal N. Development of retroperitoneal abscess following routine injection of triamcinolone for musculoskeletal pain. EJCRIM 2023;10 doi:10.12890/2023_003988.