Four children presented to the Accident and Emergency department of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh during seven days in February 2003. They shared a strikingly similar clinical picture with debilitating muscle pain in their calves. This paper discusses their clinical course and presents a literature review of the problem.
- BACM, benign acute childhood myositis
- CMV, cytomegalovirus
- CPK, creatinine phosphokinase
- EBV, Ebstein-Barr virus
- ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate
- RSV, respiratory syncitial virus
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