What are the infectious causes of myopathies?

Updated: Dec 28, 2017
  • Author: Courtney A Bethel, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Infectious causes include the following:

  • Trichinosis
  • Cysticercosis ( Taenia solium)
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) [3]
  • Coxsackie A and B viruses
  • Influenza
  • Lyme disease
  • Staphylococcus aureus muscle infection (frequent cause of pyomyositis)

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