We report a novel syndrome of aseptic myonecrosis in a child occurring after intramuscular (IM) benzathine penicillin G injection for the treatment of streptococcal pharyngitis. Common side effects of IM injection, including transient injection site pain and inflammation, are common and well described. However, isolated myonecrosis following IM injection in the pediatric patient has not been previously reported. Only one similar case, following IM diclofenac injection, has been discussed in the adult literature.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Mar 1 2017|
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- Nicolau syndrome
- adverse event
- aseptic myonecrosis
- side effect