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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2020, 8(9), 293-298
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-8-9-10
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A Rare Complication of Seasonal Influenza: Case Report and a Brief Review of the Literature

Irsa Munir1, Talha Mehmood1, Amena Fatima Mohiuddin1, Moro O. Salifu1 and Isabel M. McFarlane1,

1Department of Internal Medicine, State University of New York, Downstate Health Sciences University, Brooklyn, NY, USA 11203

Pub. Date: June 05, 2020

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Irsa Munir, Talha Mehmood, Amena Fatima Mohiuddin, Moro O. Salifu and Isabel M. McFarlane. A Rare Complication of Seasonal Influenza: Case Report and a Brief Review of the Literature. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2020; 8(9):293-298. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-8-9-10


Acute viral myositis is a rare condition that is commonly defined with influenza A, B, and enterovirus in the United States of America. Viral myositis complicated by rhabdomyolysis is even less common but requires prompt attention and diagnosis to prevent complications. We describe the occurrence of acute viral myositis complicated by rhabdomyolysis in a young 43-year-old man that lead to acute renal failure. It also highlights that clinicians should keep in mind that viral upper respiratory infections can be complicated with various clinical manifestations that could extend beyond respiratory symptoms.

influenza rhabdomyolysis acute kidney injury myositis viral myositis

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