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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 305-307

Rhabdomyolysis - Exercise induced nightmare

Department of Medicine, Tata Main Hospital, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India

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Ashok Sunder
Department of Medicine, Tata Main Hospital, Jamshedpur - 831 001, Jharkhand
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DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_370_18

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The term rhabdomyolysis refers to the disintegration of striated muscle which results in the release of muscular cell constituents into the extracellular fluid and circulation. Exertional rhabdomyolysis is occasionally seen after strenuous exercise. The progression to compartmental syndrome or renal failure is a rare complication that requires prompt recognition and treatment to prevent morbidity. We present the case of a 35-year-old male who came to our emergency department after a strenuous workout followed by fasting for a day. He presented with generalized weakness, decreased urine output, and one episode of dark-colored urine. He was found to have rhabdomyolysis with acute kidney injury (AKI). His condition progressed to frank renal shutdown requiring several sittings of dialysis and a very stormy course in hospital lasting about a month.

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