Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

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

Rhabdomyolysis - Exercise induced nightmare

Ashok Sunder, Bijaya Mohanty, Abha Singh, Prabhakar Yadav 
 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

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.

How to cite this article:
Sunder A, Mohanty B, Singh A, Yadav P. Rhabdomyolysis - Exercise induced nightmare.J Family Med Prim Care 2019;8:305-307

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Sunder A, Mohanty B, Singh A, Yadav P. Rhabdomyolysis - Exercise induced nightmare. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 Jan 25 ];8:305-307
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