M. C. KOSHY, M.D.; DONALD SILVERMAN, M.D.; JAMES M. GRANT, M.D.
To the editor: A case of exercise-induced myoglobinuria reported by Robert W. Hamilton and associates (77:77-82, 1972) prompts us to report a similar case of our own.
A 25-year-old white man was admitted to St. Vincent's Hospital, Bridgeport, with rhabdomyolysis. He rapidly developed respiratory paralysis and acute renal failure. There were no apparent precipitating causes except a probable attack of viral respiratory infection (1). However, a year ago he was treated here for rhabdomyolysis after muscular exercise in a football game, but without renal tubular necrosis or other complications.
The laboratory data included persistent hyperkalemia, which required K+ free peritoneal
KOSHY MC, SILVERMAN D, GRANT JM. Exercise Myoglobinuria. Ann Intern Med. 1972;77:817–818. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-77-5-817_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;77(5):817-818.
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