Case Report

Influenza B myositis, case report, in hospital Roosevelt, Guatemala city

Elisa Armas*, Mario Melgar, Julio Juárez, Mercedes Vidal, Alba Ortega and Nancy Galvez

Published: 11 March, 2023 | Volume 7 - Issue 1 | Pages: 001-002

Influenza B myositis is a self-limited process that is typically accompanied by myalgia and muscle weakness, which can be caused by an acute respiratory infection. It occurs in the convalescence phase of the disease. It can usually affect preschool and school children, who present bilateral pain and tenderness in the muscle groups of the lower limbs without alterations in the neurological examination. Being able to generate an alteration in the brand or bipedestation. Its main complication is rhabdomyolysis. In Guatemala is difficult to test for viral respiratory infection and the incidence of viral myositis is unknown, for which we consider the report important because it presents a benign course and is easy to manage with the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations. We present to case report to an 8-year-old male patient, previously healthy, with diagnostic de Influenza B myositis.

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Influenza B; Myositis; Viral infection


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