Morgan Sims1* and Anna McFarlin2
1Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, USA 2Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children's Hospital New Orleans, USAFulltext PDF
Every year, the influenza virus affects thousands of children, most of whom have mild disease requiring only symptomatic treatment. A small percentage of those children go on to develop more severe complications, including pneumonia, empyema, myositis, and sepsis. We present the case of a previously healthy 6-year-old female who developed an extra-pulmonary, extra-muscular right anterior chest wall abscess following infection with influenza. To our knowledge, this sort of abscess has never been described in a pediatric patient in the literature.
Influenza; Abscess; Pyomyositis
Sims M, McFarlin A. Chest Wall Abscess: A Rare Complication of Influenza. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2019; 4: 1771..