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Post streptococcal myalgia: a subdiagnosed disorder- a case report

Cristina Ferreras, Francisca Aguiar, Margarida Tavares, Mariana Rodrigues, Iva Brito.

Abstract
Post streptococcal myalgia (PSM) is an underrecognized non-infectious sequela of streptococcal infection in children.
The authors report a case of PSM in a previously healthy 11-year-old girl admitted due to probable Streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS) secondary to complicated periorbital cellulitis. Ten days after discharge, following steroid weaning for adverse drug reaction, she presented with low fevers associated with a painful swollen right forearm, with elevated inflammatory markers and normal muscle enzymes. MRI excluded infectious complications and showed simple myositis. PMS was suspected and the patient was treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) with progressive clinical and laboratory improvement. The clinical complaints were resolved 3 months later, without sequelae or recurrence.
The diagnosis of PSM should be considered in children presenting with acute myalgia and evidence of recent streptococcal infection

Key words: Post streptococcal myalgia, non-infectious sequelae, Streptococcal infection, Children


 
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Ferreras C, Aguiar F, Tavares M, Rodrigues M, Brito I. Post streptococcal myalgia: a subdiagnosed disorder- a case report. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2021; 5(5): 42-44. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Post-streptococcal-myalgia-593


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Ferreras C, Aguiar F, Tavares M, Rodrigues M, Brito I. Post streptococcal myalgia: a subdiagnosed disorder- a case report. http://www.mdpub.net/?mno=47678 [Access: December 31, 2021]. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Post-streptococcal-myalgia-593


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Ferreras C, Aguiar F, Tavares M, Rodrigues M, Brito I. Post streptococcal myalgia: a subdiagnosed disorder- a case report. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2021; 5(5): 42-44. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Post-streptococcal-myalgia-593



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Ferreras C, Aguiar F, Tavares M, Rodrigues M, Brito I. Post streptococcal myalgia: a subdiagnosed disorder- a case report. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. (2021), [cited December 31, 2021]; 5(5): 42-44. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Post-streptococcal-myalgia-593



Harvard Style

Ferreras, C., Aguiar, . F., Tavares, . M., Rodrigues, . M. & Brito, . I. (2021) Post streptococcal myalgia: a subdiagnosed disorder- a case report. Int J Med Rev Case Rep, 5 (5), 42-44. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Post-streptococcal-myalgia-593



Turabian Style

Ferreras, Cristina, Francisca Aguiar, Margarida Tavares, Mariana Rodrigues, and Iva Brito. 2021. Post streptococcal myalgia: a subdiagnosed disorder- a case report. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 5 (5), 42-44. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Post-streptococcal-myalgia-593



Chicago Style

Ferreras, Cristina, Francisca Aguiar, Margarida Tavares, Mariana Rodrigues, and Iva Brito. "Post streptococcal myalgia: a subdiagnosed disorder- a case report." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 5 (2021), 42-44. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Post-streptococcal-myalgia-593



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Ferreras, Cristina, Francisca Aguiar, Margarida Tavares, Mariana Rodrigues, and Iva Brito. "Post streptococcal myalgia: a subdiagnosed disorder- a case report." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 5.5 (2021), 42-44. Print. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Post-streptococcal-myalgia-593



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Ferreras, C., Aguiar, . F., Tavares, . M., Rodrigues, . M. & Brito, . I. (2021) Post streptococcal myalgia: a subdiagnosed disorder- a case report. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 5 (5), 42-44. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Post-streptococcal-myalgia-593