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Benign acute childhood myositis in an Accident and Emergency setting


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
  • myositis
  • BACM

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