J Med Life Sci > Volume 17(3); 2020 > Article
Journal of Medicine and Life Science 2020;17(3):98-102.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22730/jmls.2020.17.3.98    Published online December 31, 2020.
뇌병증 또는 근염으로 발현된 소아 인플루엔자 감염 2례
이은영1, 강영준2,3
1제주대학교 의학전문대학원
2제주대학교 의학전문대학원 의학교육학교실
3제주대학교 의과학연구소
Two cases of pediatric influenza infection that presented as encephalopathy or myositis
EunYoung Lee1, Youngjoon Kang2,3
1School of Medicine, Jeju National University, Jeju, Republic of Korea
2Department of Medical Education, School of Medicine, Jeju National University, Jeju, Republic of Korea
3Institute of Medical Science, Jeju National University, Jeju, Republic of Korea
Correspondence:  Youngjoon Kang, Tel: 82-64-754-8106,  Email: jedarm@jejunu.ac.kr
Received: 3 August 2020   • Revised: 25 November 2020   • Accepted: 2 December 2020
Influenza is a common disease that causes epidemics yearly due to the influenza virus. If patients with influenza present with rare symptoms, the diagnosis may be delayed and the condition is difficult to treat. A 5-year-old boy presented to the emergency room with fever and cramps. Brain computed tomography showed low attenuation in the thalamus and brain stem, which was suggestive of encephalopathy caused by influenza virus. Another 5-year-old girl visited the emergency room with mild fever and painful calf edema. She was diagnosed with myositis caused by influenza and treated accordingly.
Key Words: Influenza virus, Myositis, Encephalitis
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