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June 8, 1970

Acute Myoglobinuria Associated With Type A2 (Hong Kong) Influenza

Author Affiliations

From the renal and infectious disease-hypersensitivity sections of the Department of Medicine, and the departments of neurology and pathology, and the Clinical Virology Laboratory, Passavant Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Medical Center, Chicago.

JAMA. 1970;212(10):1704-1705. doi:10.1001/jama.1970.03170230106020

A 27-year-old man developed acute myoglobinuria with renal failure following an infection of type A2 (Hong Kong) influenza virus, an association not previously reported. Other respiratory infections in the past also appeared to precipitate myoglobinuria of a less severe degree.