Myositis complicating viridans streptococcal sepsis in childhood leukemia

John T. Sandlund, Scott Howard, Nobuko Hijiya, Ching Hon Pui, Jerry L. Shenep, Elisabeth E. Adderson

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Abstract

Hematogenous focal infections are a rare complication of bacteremia or sepsis caused by viridans-group streptococci. We describe two patients with acute leukemia who developed myositis during α-hemolytic streptococcal bacteremia. Children complaining of severe muscle pain associated with viridans streptococcal infections should be carefully evaluated for the presence of focal pyogenic complications and rhabdomyolysis. The severity of infectious myositis is highly variable, depending on the etiologic organism and host immunity, making individualized treatment the most effective approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-279
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Blood and Cancer
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2005

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Myositis
Bacteremia
Sepsis
Leukemia
Focal Infection
Viridans Streptococci
Streptococcal Infections
Rhabdomyolysis
Myalgia
Immunity
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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Sandlund, J. T., Howard, S., Hijiya, N., Pui, C. H., Shenep, J. L., & Adderson, E. E. (2005). Myositis complicating viridans streptococcal sepsis in childhood leukemia. Pediatric Blood and Cancer, 44(3), 277-279. https://doi.org/10.1002/pbc.20225

Myositis complicating viridans streptococcal sepsis in childhood leukemia. / Sandlund, John T.; Howard, Scott; Hijiya, Nobuko; Pui, Ching Hon; Shenep, Jerry L.; Adderson, Elisabeth E.

In: Pediatric Blood and Cancer, Vol. 44, No. 3, 01.03.2005, p. 277-279.

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Sandlund, JT, Howard, S, Hijiya, N, Pui, CH, Shenep, JL & Adderson, EE 2005, 'Myositis complicating viridans streptococcal sepsis in childhood leukemia', Pediatric Blood and Cancer, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 277-279. https://doi.org/10.1002/pbc.20225
Sandlund, John T. ; Howard, Scott ; Hijiya, Nobuko ; Pui, Ching Hon ; Shenep, Jerry L. ; Adderson, Elisabeth E. / Myositis complicating viridans streptococcal sepsis in childhood leukemia. In: Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2005 ; Vol. 44, No. 3. pp. 277-279.
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