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March 1978

Myoglobinuria Associated With Herpes-Group Viral Infections

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Medicine, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Wash, and the Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif. Dr Schlesinger is now with the University of Rochester (NY) School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Arch Intern Med. 1978;138(3):422-424. doi:10.1001/archinte.1978.03630270058020

Two cases of myoglobinuria were associated with herpes-group viral infection (herpes simplex and Epstein-Barr). Muscle atrophy and acute renal failure were important complications. No evidence of direct invasion of muscle fibers by virus was found, nor was the severity of myoglobinuria correlated with histologic appearance of muscle.

(Arch Intern Med 138:422-424, 1978)