Exertion-Induced rhabdomyolysis with acute renal failure and disseminated intravascular coagulation in sickle cell trait

G. M. Koppes, J. J. Daly, C. A. Coltman, D. E. Butkus

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Abstract

From 1970 to 1974, among thousands of trainees seen at two large military installations who were subjected to the same physical and environmental stresses, only four recruits were hospitalized because of acute exertional rhabdomyolysis, renal failure and coagulopathy. The illness followed the performance of vigorous exercise. These four patients had sickle cell trait. In an attempt to explain this association, the data in these four cases are summarized. The hypothesis is then developed that rhabdomyolysis and endothelial damage, terminating in severe coagulopathy, may more likely occur in patients with sickle cell trait who are subjected to vigorous physical exertion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-317
Number of pages5
JournalThe American Journal of Medicine
Volume63
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1977
Externally publishedYes

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