Rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure associated with influenza virus type B infection

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

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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Kidney Injury / blood
  • Acute Kidney Injury / etiology*
  • Acute Kidney Injury / virology
  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Influenza B virus*
  • Influenza, Human / blood
  • Influenza, Human / complications*
  • Male
  • Muscle Fibers, Skeletal / metabolism
  • Muscle Fibers, Skeletal / virology
  • Myoglobin / metabolism
  • Rhabdomyolysis / blood
  • Rhabdomyolysis / etiology*
  • Rhabdomyolysis / virology

Substances

  • Myoglobin