GEORGE S. HUGHES JR., M.D.; RICHARD HUNT, M.D.
To the editor: Many viruses have been associated with myalgia, but myalgia, myositis, and myoglobinuria have only been observed with a few viral species: influenza A(1), Coxsackie A9 and B5 (2), herpes virus hominis (3), Epstein-Barr virus (4), adenovirus 21, parainfluenza, and Echo 9 (5). Cytomegalovirus has not been reported as a cause. We report a case of rhabdomyolysis, myositis, and myoglobinuria associated with cytomegalovirus.
A 21-year-old black unmarried heterosexual man noted, 5 days before admission, the onset of diffuse myalgia accompanied by chills and fever but without diaphoresis, cough, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, photophobia, joint stiffness, arthralgias, or skin rashes.
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HUGHES GS, HUNT R. Cytomegalovirus Infection with Rhabdomyolysis and Myoglobinuria. Ann Intern Med. 1984;101:276–277. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-2-276_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(2):276-277.
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