Rhabdomyolysis due to Severe Hypernatremia Caused by Dehydration, in a Child with Gastroenteritis: a Case Report

Authors

1 Shiraz Nephrology Urology Research Center, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

2 Fasa University of Medical Sciences, Fars Province, Fasa, Iran.

3 Shiraz Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

Abstract

Background
Rhabdomyolysis is considered a rare medical condition in pediatric population.
Case Report
We report our experience on a one year old girl referred to Shiraz Nemazee Hospital, Southern Iran with rhabdomyolysis due to severe hypernatremia, secondary to gastroenteritis.
Discussion
Rhabdomyolysis should be taken in to consideration in hypernatremic states, as it may lead to severe consequences. Treatment of underlying cause and proper management of hypernatremia could be helpful while handling this complicated situation.

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