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Myositis, rhabdomyolysis and compartment syndrome complicating influenza A in a child.

Authors
  • Skellett, Sophie Clare
  • Dhesi, Rosepal
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMJ Case Reports
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2009
Volume
2009
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/bcr.07.2009.2099
PMID: 22180756
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A previously fit and healthy 8-year-old boy died following severe complications of influenza A. He developed lethargy and vomiting before presentation. On presentation to medical attention, on day 4 of his illness, he was in extremis and had extensive myositis, rhabdomyolysis, renal failure and compartment syndrome, which were resistant to supportive medical management.

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