Influenza B Virus infection complicated by rhabdomyolysis: A case report

Chung Shu Lee, Ching Chung Hsiao, Chen Yiu Hung, Ping Chih Hsu, Chih Hao Chang

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Influenza virus infection is with initial symptoms with fever, dry cough and muscle soreness. In some cases, influenza virus infection also brings complications with neurologic problems, heart diseases, hypoxemic respiratory failure, etc. Rhabdomyolysis, which precipitated by compression injury, alcohol ingestion or seizures, leads to acute kidney injury with myoglobinuria and elevated serum creatine Phosphokinase level. Symptoms of rhabdomyolysis would include muscle pain, vomiting, weakness and confusion, and severe rhabdomyolysis may result in death. Influenza B virus infection may cause serious renal complication. We would demonstrate a case with rhabdomyolysis secondary to influenza B virus infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-312
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Internal Medicine of Taiwan
Issue number5
StatePublished - 10 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Dialysis
  • ICU
  • Influenza
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Rhabdomyolysis


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