Acute myositis associated with concurrent infection of rotavirus and norovirus in a 2-year-old girl

Kei Yamamoto, Seiji Fukuda, Yuichi Mushimoto, Noriaki Minami, Rie Kanai, Kazuki Tsukamoto, Seiji Yamaguchi

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Rotavirus and norovirus are common pathogens associated with gastroenteritis in children. Although rotavirus occasionally induces central nervous system disease, only 3 cases with rotavirus-induced acute myositis have been reported in the English literature. We recently treated a female patient with acute myositis associated with gastroenteritis induced by concurrent infection with rotavirus and norovirus. Having suffered from gastroenteritis for 3 days, she suddenly developed myositis affecting her lower extremities with concomitant creatine kinase elevation. Herein, we present our patient and review the previous cases including those reported in the Japanese literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-53
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Reports
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics

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