Hypokalemia-induced severe rhabdomyolysis in a patient with short bowel syndrome: A case report

P. Verni, V. Caramia, F. Ravetta, F. Cupella

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Abstract

A 41-year-old female with Crohn's disease, who had undergone multiple previous surgery and had short bowel syndrome, was admitted to our department due to the onset of rhabdomyolysis caused by severe potassium depletion. Despite her critical clinical condition on admission, intense fluid and electrolyte support arrested the process of muscle necrosis and the patient recovered completely.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-77
Number of pages5
JournalRivista Italiana di Nutrizione Parenterale ed Enterale
Volume22
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2004

Keywords

  • Hypokalemia
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Short bowel syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Anatomy
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Food Science

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