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|Title:||Myositis complicating benzathine penicillin-G injection in a case of rheumatic heart disease.|
|Authors:||Francis, Joshua R|
|Affiliation:||Department of Paediatrics, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, NT, Australia; Northern Territory Medical Program, Flinders University, Darwin, NT, Australia; Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT, Australia..|
Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia..
Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT, Australia..
Department of Radiology, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, NT, Australia..
Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia; Department of Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Perth, WA, Australia..
|Citation:||IDCases 2016; 4: 6-7|
|Abstract:||A 7-year old boy developed myositis secondary to intramuscular injection of benzathine penicillin-G in the context of secondary prophylaxis for rheumatic heart disease. Side effects of intramuscular delivery of benzathine penicillin-G are well described and include injection site pain and inflammation, but myositis, as depicted on magnetic resonance imaging in this case, has not previously been described.|
|Subjects:||Acute rheumatic fever|
Adverse drug reaction
Rheumatic heart disease
|Appears in Collections:||NT Health digital library|
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