The Chiropractic Doctors' Association of Hong Kong

03/14/2019

【Chiropractic Case Report】A rare presentation of benign acute childhood myositis

A rare presentation of benign acute childhood myositis

Chu, Eric Chun‐Pu ; Yip, Andrew Siu‐Leung
Clinical Case Reports, March 2019, Vol.7(3), pp.461-464
Benign acute childhood myositis is a self‐limiting muscle disorder characterized by calf pain with an isolated finding of elevated serum creatine kinase, being preceded by an influenza‐like illness. The classic clinical and laboratory features may allow for a correct diagnosis. This report describes some accompanying symptoms which are not usually perceived. An incorrect diagnosis could lead to unnecessary treatments. Benign acute childhood myositis is a self‐limiting muscle disorder characterized by calf pain with an isolated finding of elevated serum creatine kinase, being preceded by an influenza‐like illness. The classic clinical and laboratory features may allow for a correct diagnosis. This report describes some accompanying symptoms which are not usually perceived. An incorrect diagnosis could lead to unnecessary treatments.