Innere Medizin: Offener Zugang

Innere Medizin: Offener Zugang
Offener Zugang

ISSN: 2165-8048


Post-Vaccination Myositis and Myocarditis in a Previously Healthy Male

Matthew P. Cheng, Michael G. Kozoriz, Amir A. Ahmadi, John Kelsall1 and Jake M. Onrot

Rhabdomyolysis is the breakdown of muscle cells leading to the release of cellular constituents such as electrolytes, enzymes and myoglobin. There is a broad differential diagnosis for this condition. In this report we describe a 65 year old male who presented with weakness, rhabdomyolysis, and acute kidney injury five days after receiving the seasonal flu vaccine. Laboratory investigations showed elevated creatine kinase and troponin-I, and extensive cardiac investigations yielded a diagnosis of myocarditis. The cause of his clinical picture is explored in this case report.