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Recurrent rhabdomyolysis associated with influenza-like illness in a weight-lifter.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9763805     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: This report describes a unique case of recurring rhabdomyolysis associated with influenza-like illness. PATIENT: A 16-year-old black male, a physically fit weight-lifter, presented complaining of a brief history of upper respiratory infection. He had experienced muscular aches and observed his urine was a brown "Coca Cola" color. He was diagnosed with an influenza-like illness and associated rhabdomyolysis. He had been previously treated for a similar episode of flu-like symptoms and brown urine two years before. The patient was treated with IV fluids and discharged on day seven. He has remained asymptomatic. Post-discharge muscle biopsy results indicated a partial deficiency of carnitine palmitoyltransferase II, a rare defect in mitochondrial metabolism. DISCUSSION: Although traumatic rhabdomyolysis cases have been reported, few case reports have been documented associating an influenza-like illness and rhabdomyolysis. Deficiency of carnitine palmitoyltransferase often causes nonexercise-induced rhabdomyolysis. CONCLUSION: Prevention should consist and a yearly influenza vaccination education on nutrition and exercise.
J P Keverline
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0022-4707     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sports Med Phys Fitness     Publication Date:  1998 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-10-21     Completed Date:  1998-10-21     Revised Date:  2005-11-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376337     Medline TA:  J Sports Med Phys Fitness     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  177-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Orthopaedic Department, Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA 16550, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Influenza, Human / complications*
Rhabdomyolysis / complications*
Weight Lifting*

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