Macrophagic myofasciitis

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Macrophagic myofasciitis

Synonyms: MMF

A rare acquired skeletal muscle disease characterized by infiltration of the epimysium perimysium and perifascicular endomysium by macrophages with crystal inclusions composed of aluminum salts at the site of a previous vaccination (most commonly the deltoid muscle). Muscle necrosis is typically absent. Patients may present with myalgias arthralgias muscle weakness chronic fatigue asthenia fever and cognitive dysfunction. Signs and symptoms usually develop slowly over several months.

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