Viral myositis

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Viral myositis

A rare acquired skeletal muscle disease characterized by sudden onset of muscle weakness tenderness and pain during or following recovery from a viral illness. The most commonly reported underlying viral infections are influenza B and A the latter being the significantly less frequent cause. Most cases occur in children. Symptoms are often limited to the calf muscles but other muscle groups may be involved as well. The condition is typically self-limiting resolving within several days although rhabdomyolysis with renal failure and compartment syndrome have been reported.

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Association Aux Pas du Coeur

Our organization wants to raise awareness and recognize rare diseases in Côte d'Ivoire. Our mission is to: Raising awareness and campaigning to help with the diagnosis and free therapeutic care of patients. Request and/or contribute to actions relating to the training of the medical profession so that doctors are able to make a final diagnosis and ensure the continuous follow-up of patients. Create a patient registry to establish very precise statistics of rare diseases in Côte d'Ivoire. Create a close-knit patient community. Break the isolation and despair of sick people and their families. Open up to the world and actively contribute to international research aimed at treatments.

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