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. 2006 Aug;332(2):88-89.
doi: 10.1097/00000441-200608000-00007.

Rhabdomyolysis and Acute Renal Failure Associated With Influenza Virus Type B Infection

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Rhabdomyolysis and Acute Renal Failure Associated With Influenza Virus Type B Infection

Amir Said Alizadeh Naderi et al. Am J Med Sci. .

Abstract

A patient with rhabdomyolysis-induced acute renal failure due to influenza B virus infection is presented. Influenza B infection caused rhabdomyolysis with efflux of myoglobin from myocytes, causing acute renal failure. In conclusion, influenza virus type B can cause severe rhabdomyolysis leading to acute renal failure.

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