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Vol. 14 - Num. 53

Clinical Reviews

Pyomiositis as a complication of varicella. A case report

María Nieves Fernández Martínez a, José Ramallo Hermoa, MS Cameán Hermob

aPediatra. CS de Boiro. A Coruña. España.
bEnfermera pediátrica. Servicio de Pediatría. CS de Boiro. A Coruña. España.

Correspondence: MN Fernández. E-mail:

Reference of this article: Fernández Martínez MN, Ramallo Hermo J, Cameán Hermo MS. Pyomiositis as a complication of varicella. A case report. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2012;14:41-4.

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Varicella is the most common exanthematic disease in childhood. It is usually benign and self-limited. Some complications that require hospital treatment and are associated with high morbidity and mortality are reported.

Pyomyositis or acute infection of the striated muscle is, although rare, one of the musculoskeletal possible complications of varicella.

We present the case of a child that, while convalescing from that disease, presented lower limb cellulites, and later a pyomyositis of the gastrocnemius muscle.


Complications Pyomyositis Varicella



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