myopathy / myositis / muscle aches and pains
patients with acute onset generalised aches and pains should be initially worked up to exclude underlying sepsis / septicaemia
, even if they are afebrile (consider WCC, CRP, blood cultures, etc) or viraemia such as influenza
patients on statins
may have statin-induced myopathy which typically presents as pain in thighs - these patients have a raised creatinine kinase (CK)
and should have their statin medication ceased.
differential diagnoses of acute muscle aches and pains
myopathy.txt · Last modified: 2013/10/20 11:50 (external edit)