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May 1982

Viral Studies in Benign Acute Childhood Myositis

Author Affiliations

From the Divisions of Neurology (Dr Ruff) and Laboratory Medicine (Dr Secrist), University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle.

Arch Neurol. 1982;39(5):261-263. doi:10.1001/archneur.1982.00510170003001

• Thirty-five cases of benign acute childhood myositis followed infections with influenza A or B. Two children had recurrent myositis associated with infections of different influenza types. None of the children had acute-phase antibody titers to the infecting type of influenza. These results are consistent with the proposal that benign acute childhood myositis can occur only with the initial infection of a viral type.

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