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2022 Sep 12

Arch Pediatr

Benign acute childhood myositis: A 5-year retrospective study.


Costa Azevedo A, Costa E Silva A, Juliana Silva C, Poço Miranda S, Costa M, Martinho I
Arch Pediatr. 2022 Sep 12.
PMID: 36109287.


Benign acute childhood myositis (BACM) is a rare, transient, and self-limited inflammatory condition of the skeletal muscle that usually occurs after a viral infection. It affects pre-school and school-aged children at a median age of 6-9 years, with a male predominance. Patients can be managed with analgesia, rest, and adequate hydration at home.