Hypokalemia represents a rare cause of rhabdomyolysis. Some reports have described a few adult patients affected by Bartter's syndrome and Gitelman's syndrome with rhabdomyolysis due to severe hypokalemia. We report the first pediatric patient with Bartter's syndrome in whom rhabdomyolysis developed when her plasma potassium level was less than 2 mEq/l. Prompt intravenous fluid and potassium prevented tubular damage and acute renal failure. We recommend determining serum creatine phosphokinase in all patients affected by Bartter's syndrome and profound hypokalemia.

Hypokalemic rhabdomyolysis in a child with Bartter's syndrome / I. PELA; M. MATERASSI; D. SERACINI; G. LAVORATTI; A. BETTINELLI. - In: PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY. - ISSN 0931-041X. - STAMPA. - 20:(2005), pp. 1189-1191. [10.1007/s00467-005-1916-7]

Hypokalemic rhabdomyolysis in a child with Bartter's syndrome

PELA, IVANA;
2005

Abstract

Hypokalemia represents a rare cause of rhabdomyolysis. Some reports have described a few adult patients affected by Bartter's syndrome and Gitelman's syndrome with rhabdomyolysis due to severe hypokalemia. We report the first pediatric patient with Bartter's syndrome in whom rhabdomyolysis developed when her plasma potassium level was less than 2 mEq/l. Prompt intravenous fluid and potassium prevented tubular damage and acute renal failure. We recommend determining serum creatine phosphokinase in all patients affected by Bartter's syndrome and profound hypokalemia.
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