We report a newborn infant with psoas abscess caused by methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus. He was referred to our hospital with a history of hospital admission for hip septic arthritis without clinical improvement, and presented limited left hip motion, swelling on the groin and pain. A magnetic resonance imaging study revealed an abscess of the left psoas muscle. Surgical drainage and antibiotic treatment resulted in full recovery.

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Okan F, Ince Z, Coban A, Can G. Neonatal psoas abscess simulating septic arthritis of the hip: a case report and review of the literature. Turk J Pediatr 2009; 51: 389-391.