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Unusual presentation of more common disease/injury
Myositis, rhabdomyolysis and compartment syndrome complicating influenza A in a child
  1. Sophie Clare Skellett1,
  2. Rosepal Dhesi2
  1. 1
    Great Ormond Street Hospital, Department of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care, 4th Floor VCB, Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3JH, UK
  2. 2
    Great Ormond Street Hospital, Department of Paediatric Intensive Care, Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3JH, UK
  1. Sophie Clare Skellett, skells{at}gosh.nhs.uk

Summary

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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  • Competing interests: none.

  • Patient consent: Patient/guardian consent was obtained for publication

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