Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 38, Issue 6, pp 703–705 | Cite as

Benign acute childhood myositis: an unusual cause of calf pain

  • Vikash PanghaalEmail author
  • Sara Ortiz-Romero
  • Stephanie Lovinsky
  • Terry L. Levin
Case Report


We present a 17-year-old boy with benign acute childhood myositis (BACM) who presented with acute onset of right calf pain, swelling, and difficulty walking. The MR findings are reviewed. MR may be useful in diagnosing BACM and in differentiating it from other causes of myositis.


Myositis Pediatric MRI 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vikash Panghaal
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sara Ortiz-Romero
    • 2
  • Stephanie Lovinsky
    • 3
  • Terry L. Levin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyMontefiore Medical CenterBronxUSA
  2. 2.Albert Einstein College of MedicineBronxUSA
  3. 3.Department of PediatricsMontefiore Medical CenterBronxUSA

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