More than myalgia: An unusual presentation of exertional rhabdomyolysis

South African Family Practice

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Title More than myalgia: An unusual presentation of exertional rhabdomyolysis
Creator Benedict, Matthew O.A. Adefuye, Anthonio O.
Subject General practice; Family Medicine rhabdomyolysis; exertional rhabdomyolysis; myalgia; physical activity; skeletal muscle damage
Description Exertional or exercise-induced rhabdomyolysis (ER) is a condition in which excessive and unaccustomed physical activity results in skeletal muscle damage. The ER is a relatively uncommon condition but can have very serious consequences such as acute renal failure, severe electrolyte abnormalities, acid base disturbances and death if not recognised and managed appropriately. The risk factors for rhabdomyolysis exist in our local setting, hence, it is paramount that healthcare practitioners (GPs) in our settings be made aware of ER, its prevention and symptoms. Cases of ER are often reported in sports men or women. Here, we report a case of a 33-year-old healthy female, with clinical and serological presentation, which is typical of ER following the commencement of a regimen of exercise to lose weight.
Publisher AOSIS
Contributor None
Date 2021-01-13
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Case Study
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/safp.v63i1.5194
Source South African Family Practice; Vol 63, No 1 (2021): Part 1; 4 pages 2078-6204 2078-6190
Language eng
Coverage Africa; South Africa; Free State none None
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Matthew O.A Benedict, Anthonio O. Adefuye