Coincidence of late-onset cytomegalovirus-induced myositis and gastritis in a pediatric renal transplant recipient

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Abstract

An 8-year-old girl with a renal transplant was admitted for myalgia and muscle weakness in both legs over the previous 2 weeks. She also had fever and intermittent epigastric pain. Based on these clinical manifestations, and laboratory and histopathological findings, the diagnosis was coincidence of late-onset cytomegalovirus (CMV)-induced myositis and gastritis in an immunocompromised child with a renal transplant. After administration of intravenous ganciclovir for 3 weeks, her symptoms resolved, with normalization of abnormal muscle enzymes, including lactate dehydrogenase, creatine kinase, aspartate aminotransferase, and the disappearance of CMV viremia.

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