Pediatría Atención Primaria
versión impresa ISSN 1139-7632
FERNANDEZ MARTINEZ, M. N.; RAMALLO HERMO, J. y CAMEAN HERMO, M. S.. Pyomiositis as a complication of varicella: A case report. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria [online]. 2012, vol.14, n.53, pp.41-44. ISSN 1139-7632. http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1139-76322012000100007.
Varicella is the most common exanthematic disease in childhood. It is usually benign and self-limited. Some complications that require hospital treatment and are associated with high morbidity and mortality are reported. Pyomyositis or acute infection of the striated muscle is, although rare, one of the musculoskeletal possible complications of varicella. We present the case of a child that, while convalescing from that disease, presented lower limb cellulites, and later a pyomyositis of the gastrocnemius muscle.
Palabras clave : Varicella; Complications; Pyomyositis.