OSTEITIS and periostitis of the pubis have been known to occur as complications after surgery of the urinary bladder and prostate. An excellent after tion and discussion of this complication is given by Dr. Maurice Muschat.1 The case to be reported here is typical of the condition, except that the offending organism isolated from the involved area is a different one from those reported in the literature. Of the Gram-negative organisms infecting the genitourinary tract Pseudomonas is a common one, especially after instrumentation. This blue-green pigment-producing organism, once believed to be a harmless saprophyte living in water and soil, is now definitely found to be capable of producing deep-seated abscesses in various parts of the body, from which pure cultures have been isolated.
This 60-year-old white man was admitted to Wesley Memorial Hospital for the first time on Dec. 17, 1952, complaining of difficulty of urination and recurrent right