Poststreptococcal Myalgia and Protracted Febrile Myalgia Syndrome: Similar Yet Different

Omer Shlomovitz*, Shiri Spielman, Rotem Semo Oz, Maya Gerstein, Iris Eshed, Asaf Vivante, Irit Tirosh

*Corresponding author for this work

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We compare cases of familial Mediterranean fever-related protracted febrile myalgia and poststreptococcal myalgia, both rare disorders presenting with fever, myalgia, and inflammatory biomarkers. Although clinical symptoms may be undistinguishable, steroids are usually required in protracted febrile myalgia syndrome and poststreptococcal myalgia most often respond to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Awareness of poststreptococcal myalgia and preceding history may prevent unnecessary tests or overtreatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-167.e2
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
StatePublished - Aug 2022


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