Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Chest Wall Abscess: A Rare Complication of Influenza

Morgan Sims1* and Anna McFarlin2

1Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, USA 2Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children's Hospital New Orleans, USA

*Correspondance to: Morgan Sims 

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Every year, the influenza virus affects thousands of children, most of whom have mild disease requiring only symptomatic treatment. A small percentage of those children go on to develop more severe complications, including pneumonia, empyema, myositis, and sepsis. We present the case of a previously healthy 6-year-old female who developed an extra-pulmonary, extra-muscular right anterior chest wall abscess following infection with influenza. To our knowledge, this sort of abscess has never been described in a pediatric patient in the literature.


Influenza; Abscess; Pyomyositis


Sims M, McFarlin A. Chest Wall Abscess: A Rare Complication of Influenza. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2019; 4: 1771..

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