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Patient details


Gender Male

Age 45 years old

Occupation Bus driver

Patient details

Illustrative patient case provided for educational purposes only

Medical history

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Hypertension
  • Surgical treatment, below-knee amputation and inferior vena cava filter placement
  • Colostomy
  • Thigh abscess caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection

Treatment history prior to admission

  • Insulin
  • Proton pump inhibitor
  • Antibiotics (several)

Presenting complaint

  • Marco was transferred from his local hospital after his abdominal surgery was complicated by retroperitoneal abscess
  • He presented with a well-healed midline abdominal surgical scar and diffuse tenderness, which was most prominent on the left side
  • He experienced abdominal pain and a fever of 38.6˚C

Current treatment medications

  • Antibiotics
  • Antifungals
SciA-AFN-2300022 | July 2023