MRI findings of rhabdomyolysis from streptococcal pharyngitis

Chau Q. Huynh, Catherine Maldjian, Adele Brudnicki, Christine Hom

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Rhabdomyolysis has been described as a rare sequela of severe infections by group A streptococcus related to toxic shock syndrome in adults. Streptococcal pharyngitis, on the other hand, has never been reported to cause rhabdomyolysis. We report a case of rhabdomyolysis in a child after an uncomplicated course of group A streptococcal pharyngitis. Although MRI of rhabdomyolysis from other causes has been described in a few case reports, this is a unique MRI description of its occurrence with streptococcal pharyngitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)700-702
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric radiology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Children
  • MRI
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Streptococcal pharyngitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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