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CASE REPORT
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 146-148

Rhabdomyolysis in a child secondary to Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis


1 Department of Paediatrics, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, B4 6NH, United Kingdom
2 Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, B4 6NH, United Kingdom

Correspondence Address:
Srinivas Bandi
Department of Paediatrics, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, B4 6NH
United Kingdom
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-777X.56250

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Rhabdomyolysis secondary to bacterial infection has only rarely been investigated, and there are case reports of the same mainly in adults. This article describes the first reported case of rhabdomyolysis in a child secondary to Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis. A 12-year-old child presented with myalgia, pyrexia and dark urine and was found to have infective endocarditis due to S. aureus.


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