Benign acute childhood myositis associated with influenza: a cluster of cases from a single centre in the 2013-2014 cold season


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Akturk H., Uysalol M. , Salman N., Ciblak M., Torun S. , Uzunhan T., ...More

HONG KONG JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.23, no.3, pp.186-191, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/102490791602300309
  • Journal Name: HONG KONG JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.186-191
  • Keywords: Creatine kinase, differential diagnosis, human influenza, myalgia, rhabdomyolysis, INFECTION

Abstract

Influenza associated myositis has generally a clearly defined clinical picture. However, it may cause diagnostic confusion and unnecessary work up due to unfamiliarity with this condition by the medical staff. In this report, retrospective clinical and laboratory data about 10 children with influenza associated myositis diagnosed among all admissions to emergency room of a tertiary referral centre during the cold season of 2013-2014 was presented to increase awareness of this clinical issue.