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Table 1 Review of patients with pyomyositis associated with solid malignancies

From: Pyomyositis associated with chemotherapy for endometrial cancer: a case report

  Patient (age/sex) The origin of cancer Chemotherapy Site of pyomyositis Surgical drainage Bacteria Reference
1 43/M Retroperitoneal teratoma VCR, BLM, CDDP, MTX, VP-16, CPA Psoas muscle Done Bacteroides fragilis [4]
2 40/M Retroperitoneal teratoma VCR, BLM, CDDP, MTX, VP-16, CPA Psoas muscle Done Bacteroides fragilis [4]
3 67/M Lung CDDP, VDS, MMC Lower limb Done Staphylococcus aureus [5]
4 47/F Breast 5-FU, DXR, CPA Carf Done Staphylococcus aureus [7]
5 62/M Lung AMR, VNR Upper arm, lower limb Done Staphylococcus aureus [6]
6 NR Breast Unknown NR NR NR [3]
7 NR Colon Unknown NR NR NR [3]
8 NR Glottis Unknown NR NR NR [3]
9 58/F Endometrium CBDCA, PTX Gluteus medius CT-guided drainage Staphylococcus aureus [2]
10 58/F Endometrium CBDCA, DTX Lower limb Done Streptococcus dysgalactiae equisimilis This case
  1. AMR Amrubicin; BLM Bleomycin; CBDCA Arboplatin; CDDP Cisplatin; CPA Cyclophosphamide; DTX Docetaxel; DXR Doxorubicin; MMC MitomycinC; MTX Methotrexate; NR Not recorded; PTX Paclitaxel; VNR Vinorelbine; VP-16 Etoposide; VCR Vincristine; VDS Vindesine.