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Myung-Jin Choi  (Choi MJ) 1 Article
Rhabdomyolysis and Acute Kidney Injury Associated with Hypothyroidism and Statin Therapy
Pyoung Ahn, Hyun-Jun Min, Sang-Hyun Park, Byoung-Mu Lee, Myung-Jin Choi, Jong-Woo Yoon, Ja-Ryong Koo
Endocrinol Metab. 2013;28(4):331-334.   Published online December 12, 2013
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Rhabdomyolysis is a syndrome involving the breakdown of skeletal muscle that causes myoglobin and other intracellular proteins to leak into the circulatory system, resulting in organ injury including acute kidney injury. We report a case of statin-induced rhabdomyolysis and acute kidney injury that developed in a 63-year-old woman with previously undiagnosed hypothyroidism. Untreated hypothyroidism may have caused her hypercholesterolemia requiring statin treatment, and it is postulated that statin-induced muscle injury was aggravated by hypothyroidism resulting in her full-blown rhabdomyolysis. Although this patient was successfully treated with continuous venovenous hemofiltration and L-thyroxin replacement, rhabdomyolysis with acute kidney injury is a potentially life-threatening disorder. Physicians must pay special attention to the possible presence of subclinical hypothyroidism when administering statins in patients with hypercholesterolemia.


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