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Journal Title: TD

Article No: 09-0212

To
The Editor,
Tropical Doctor.

Subject:
Clarifications regarding manuscript titled Pyogenic psoas
abscess : case series and literature review

Respected Sir,
Thank you for reviewing and accepting the article for publishing. Following
clarifications has been made regarding the points raised.

Query
No.
Q1

Nature of Query

Authors Response

Please supply a
maximum of 2
degrees for each
author except Alvi.

Zia ur Rehman MBBS, FCPS ; Zia ur Rehman


G Nabi MBBS

Q2

Please provide in text


citation for table 2 .

Page 2; Line 39 add to text. (at the end of


discussion)

Q3

Please check the


abbreviations are
correctly defined.

A comprehensive review of published


literature for the pyogenic psoas abscess is
presented in table 2 .
All abbreviations has been checked and
correctly defined.

Q4

Please supply details


for refernce to
Wu,Audia,Dahami,Ha
mano,Lin,Huang,Kao,
all mentioned in
table 1.

Wu TL, Huang CH, Hwang DY, Lai JH, Su RY.


Primary pyogenic abscess of the psoas
muscle.Inter Ortho 1998;22:41-43.
Audia S, Martha B, Grappin M, Duong M, Buisson
M, Couaillier JF, et al . Pyogenic psoas abscess:
six cases and review of the literature. Rev med
Interne 2006;27 :828-35.
Hamano S, Kiyoshima K, Nakatsu H, Murakami S,
Igarashi T, Ito H. Pyogenic psoas
abscess:difficulty in early diagnosis. Urol Int
2003;71:178-83.
Dahami Z, Sarf I, Dakir M, Aboutaieb R, Bennani
S, Elmrini M, Benjelloun S. Treatment of primary
pyogenic abscess of the psoas:retrospective
study of 18 cases. Ann Urol (Paris) 2001;35:32934.
Lin MF, Lau YJ, Hu Bs, Shi ZY, Lin YH. Pyogenic
psoas abscess; analysis of 27 cases. J Microbiol
immunol Infect 1999; 32 :261-8.
Huang JJ, Ruaan MK, Lan RR, Wang MC. Acute
pyogenic iliopsoas abscess in Taiwan: clinical
features ,diagnosis features,diagnosis,
treatments and outcome. J Infect.2000;
40(3):248-55.
Kao PF Tsui KH Leu HS, Tsai MF, Tzen KY.
Diagnosis and treatment of pyogenic psoas
abscess in diabetic patients: usefulness of
computed tomography and gallium-67 scanning.
Urology 2001; 57: 246-51.

Regards,

Dr Abdul Rehman Alvi FRCS


Department of Surgery,
Aga khan University Hospital,
Stadium Road ,PO Box 3500,
Karachi-74800,Pakistan

rehman.alvi@aku.edu