Feb 1, 1980

Acute myopathy associated with influenza A/Texas/1/77 infection. Isolation of virus from a muscle biopsy specimen

JAMA : the Journal of the American Medical Association
H A KesslerS Levin

Abstract

Influenza A/Texas/1/77 was isolated from a muscle biopsy specimen from a patient with muscle weakness and increased serum creatine phosphokinase level. The patient was seen during an outbreak of influenza A/Texas/1/77 that was associated with myopathy. Isolation of this virus from this patient's muscle specimen suggests that the myopathy associated with influenza may be due to direct infection of skeletal muscle.

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Macro-Creatine Kinase
Influenza virus vaccine
Influenza
Myopathy
Disease Outbreaks
Direct Contact Transmission Infection
Serum Creatine Phosphokinase
Muscle
Orthomyxovirus Type A, Porcine
Biopsy

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