A Case of Rhabdomyolysis after High Intensity Resistance Training

Research Paper Title

Rhabdomyolysis after High Intensity Resistance Training.

Background

Rhabdomyolysis, which is a characteristic occurrence associated with muscle cell necrosis, develops due to various causes.

The researchers report a rare case of a patient with rhabdomyolysis after high intensity resistance training, in which markedly elevated levels of serum creatine kinase (CK) and urine myoglobin were observed. A previously healthy 37-year-old man presented with severe myalgia and dark urine after performing high-intensity exercise.

The patient’s serum CK level was 95,100 U/L (22 to 198 U/L (units per litre)) and his urine myoglobin level was 160,000 ng/mL (< or =21 mcg/L). His symptoms and laboratory findings gradually improved with the intravenous administration of saline and no complications (including electrolyte imbalance and acute renal failure) developed.

Reference

Honda, S., Kawasaki, T., Kamitani, T. & Kiyota, K. (2017) Rhabdomyolysis after High Intensity Resistance Training. Internal Medicine.  56(10): 1175–1178. doi: 10.2169/internalmedicine.56.7636.

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