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Hypokalemic rhabdomyolysis in a child with 11-hydroxylase deficiency.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM
Publication Date
Volume
21
Issue
1
Pages
93–96
Identifiers
PMID: 18404978
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Myopathy is a well-recognized complication of persistent hypokalemia. Although hypokalemic myopathy may be due to divers diseases or to drug administration, hypokalemic rhabdomyolysis as a complication of under-treated 11-hydroxylase deficiency has not previously been described in the literature. We describe a 10-year-old boy with under-treated 11-hydroxylase deficiency who developed rhabdomyolysis following severe hypokalemia. Patients with under-treated 11-hydroxylase deficiency may present with hypokalemia in association with muscle weakness; if serum potassium is markedly low, rhabdomyolysis may occur. Hypokalemia-induced rhabdomyolysis should be carefully followed.

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