A stiff-legged gait: benign acute childhood myositis

Jain, Sangeeta; Kolber, Michael R.
November 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/10/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 10, p711
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a reprint of the article "A stiff-legged gait: benign acute childhood myositis," by Sangeeta Jain and Michael R. Kolber, which appeared at www.cmaj.ca. It presents a case study of a 6-year-old boy who was taken to emergency department because of sudden inability to walk. Four days earlier, he had a fever and runny nose. The patient's nasopharyngeal swab was positive for influenza B. It is found that the patient had a benign acute childhood myositis caused by viral illness.


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