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Case Rep Infect Dis. 2013;2013:650965. doi: 10.1155/2013/650965. Epub 2013 Jun 13.

Rhabdomyolysis associated with parainfluenza virus.

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Department of Pediatrics, The University of Oklahoma, Tulsa School of Community Medicine, Children's Hospital at Saint Francis, Division of Hospital Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 4502 East 41st Street, 2A-31, Tulsa, OK 74135, USA.


Influenza virus is the most frequently reported viral cause of rhabdomyolysis. A 7-year-old child is presented with rhabdomyolysis associated with parainfluenza type 2 virus. Nine cases of rhabdomyolysis associated with parainfluenza virus have been reported. Complications may include electrolyte disturbances, acute renal failure, and compartment syndrome.

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