Benign acute childhood myositis: An unusual cause of calf pain

Vikash Panghaal, Sara Ortiz-Romero, Stephanie Lovinsky, Terry L. Levin

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We present a 17-year-old boy with benign acute childhood myositis (BACM) who presented with acute onset of right calf pain, swelling, and difficulty walking. The MR findings are reviewed. MR may be useful in diagnosing BACM and in differentiating it from other causes of myositis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)703-705
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Radiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • MRI
  • Myositis
  • Pediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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