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3/2007
vol. 3
 
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Case report
Rhabdomyolysis following severe hypokalemia caused by Conn’s syndrome

Anna Gonerska-Szadkowska
,
Joanna Wittych-Długosz
,
Paweł Rzymski
,
Jacek Makarewicz
,
Mirosław Szmidt
,
Andrzej Lewiński

Arch Med Sci 2007; 3, 3: 274-277
Online publish date: 2007/10/01
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Rhabdomyolysis denotes a clinical and laboratory syndrome that results from
a rapid breakdown of skeletal muscle cells. This releases potentially toxic muscle cell components into the circulation which may cause life-threatening complications including myoglobinuric acute renal failure, cardiac arrest or disseminated intravascular coagulation. During rhabdomyolysis the injured muscle leaks potassium leading to hyperkalemia. In primary aldosteronism, mineralocorticoid activity leads to hypokalemia which can be severe enough to cause rhabdomyolysis. We report an unusual case of rhabdomyolysis with hypokalemia due to Conn’s syndrome.
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rhabdomyolysis, hypokalemia, Conn’s syndrome

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