Melting muscles: Novel H1N1 influenza A associated rhabdomyolysis

Dimple D'Silva, Saliya Hewagama, Richard Ralph Doherty, Tony Korman, James Peter Buttery

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Abstract

We report the first case of myositis and rhabdomyolysis after infection with novel influenza A (H1N1/09) virus. The case demonstrates the novel virus capacity for causing significant disease. Myositis and the possibility of rhabdomyolysis should be considered in any individual presenting with influenza-like symptoms in which severe myalgia or muscle weakness is apparent. It is likely that we will see severe clinical manifestations of infection with this novel influenza virus in the coming respiratory virus season.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1138 - 1139
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume28
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Melting muscles: Novel H1N1 influenza A associated rhabdomyolysis. / D'Silva, Dimple; Hewagama, Saliya; Doherty, Richard Ralph; Korman, Tony; Buttery, James Peter.

In: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, Vol. 28, No. 12, 2009, p. 1138 - 1139.

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