Acute rhabdomyolysis due to prolonged exposure to the cold (Journal article)

Korantzopoulos, P./ Papaioannides, D./ Sinapidis, D./ Kolios, P.

Rhabdomyolysis represents an acute skeletal muscle injury and may be accompanied by acute renal failure due to myoglobinuria. This disorder has many potential causes. We describe the case of a 75-year-old man who developed rhabdomyolysis after prolonged exposure to cold but without associated hypothermia. This unusual case highlights that an appropriate investigation for rhabdomyolysis such as serum CK measurement should be performed in patients presenting with a history of prolonged exposure to cold, even in the absence of an obvious precipitating factor.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Επιστημών Υγείας. Τμήμα Ιατρικής
Keywords: Acute Disease,Aged,Cold Temperature/*adverse effects,Creatine Kinase/blood,Humans,Male,Rhabdomyolysis/*etiology
ISSN: 1368-5031
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