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VENTURA QUIROGA, Ernesto; ORTEGA MARTINEZ, Alex  and  ARZE ARZE, Silvestre. Rhabdomyolysis, myoglobinuria and acute renal injury induced by exercise: a case report in the Centro Médico Boliviano. Gac Med Bol [online]. 2014, vol.37, n.1, pp.27-30. ISSN 1012-2966.

Rhabdomiolisis is a syndrome characterized by muscle cell destruction and release of the intracellular content, and mainly myoglobin, into the blood. An acute kidney injury is common and due to the nephrotoxic action of the hem group of myoglobin. We present a young man with a life threatening illness, associated with an extreme elevation of muscle enzymes, potentially fatal electrolyte disorders and oliguric acute renal failure as a result of a vigorous exertion at 3.800 meters above sea level and review the literature about this interesting clinical condition.

Keywords : rhabdomiolisis; myoglobinuria; acute kidney injury.

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