UNUSUAL PRESENTATION OF POLYMYOSITIS WITH RHABDOMYOLYSIS IN A CHILD
Poovazhagi V, Sundari S, Leema P, Sivaraman T, Seenivasan S
Department of Pediatric Intensive care, Institute of Child Health and Hospital for Children, Chennai, India.
Abstract

Acute onset of rhabdomyolysis is an uncommon presentation of polymyositis in children. A 4 years old female child presented with acute onset difficulty in swallowing. She developed acute rhabdomyolysis and weakness of all extremities and trunk. MRI revealed polymyositis which was confirmed by muscle biopsy. She was treated with intravenous fluids, intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) and steroids. She recovered in next 14 days.
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