Human Immunodeficiency Virus as Progressive Primary Myopathy: A Possibility in Children? A Rare Case Report

Sowmya Shashidhara, Sangita Trivedi, Pinkal Shah, Bharati Jha

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Human immunodeficiency virus infection in children has a different way of presentation. The involvement of muscular system is most commonly described as pyomyositis because of opportunistic infections or myopathy secondary to highly active antiretroviral therapy in both children and adults. Primary myopathy presenting as a progressive weakness is usually seen in adults and rarely observed in children with only a few cases described in the literature. In this case, we report a 7-year-old Indian girl with perinatal HIV infection presenting with progressive weakness and otherwise asymptomatic. An improvement was observed after antiretroviral and rehabilitative therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)226-228
Number of pages3
JournalInfectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2017
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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