Acute myositis related to influenza virus
Reference of this article: García Mozo R, Campuzano Martín S. Acute myositis related to influenza virus. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2003;5:577-581.
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Four cases of acute myositis during influenza epidemic detected at the Asturias Central
Hospital are described. They had affection of the muscles of the legs and abnormal CPK levels.
Influenza virus was confirmed in two cases. Evolution was benign in every case, with
only symptomatic treatment. We describe the clinical and biological findings of this illness.
It must be considered as the first possibility for a child with lower leg pain and abnormal
CPK levels into an epidemiological setting of influenza and more aggressive studies are not
justified. Paediatrician at the Health Centre is fundamental at this role. Incidence of this illness
probably is higher than reported in our country because of his transient clinical course.
Serological and virological studies are of little conclusiveness. We describe rare complications
and differential diagnosis.
Keywords● Acute Myositis ● Influenza ● Leg-muscle pain ● Serum CPK