Influenza A–induced rhabdomyolysis with acute renal failure following a deep tissue massage

Brandon Dickey, Eric M. Swanson, Matthew Brigmon, Alfredo Siller

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Abstract

We describe a unique case of severe influenza A–induced rhabdomyolysis in a previously healthy 39-year-old man, who developed symptoms immediately following a 2-hour deep-tissue massage and improved with oseltamivir and intravenous fluids. This case describes a possible temporal association between tissue damage secondary to deep tissue massage and the subsequent exacerbation of rhabdomyolysis in the setting of an influenza A infection. Biological evidence of muscle cell viral invasion with massage supports the possibility of elevated influenza A pathogenicity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)600-602
Number of pages3
JournalBaylor University Medical Center Proceedings
Volume34
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Creatine kinase
  • influenza virus
  • myoglobinuria
  • myotubes
  • rhabdomyolysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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