A Potential Complication of COVID-19: A Case of Non-Traumatic Rhabdomyolisis

Aakash Sathappan, David Wachs, Carrie Morgenstein


Rhabdomyolysis can present as a clinical challenge due to broad etiological spectrum, non-specific symptomatology and numerous systemic complications including acute kidney injury. Emerging evidence suggests that rhabdomyolysis may be an associated early or late complication of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection. We present a case of a 55-year-old woman with recent COVID-19 pneumonia who was later found to have non-traumatic rhabdomyolysis incidentally captured on COVID-19 screening labs.

J Med Cases. 2020;11(9):296-298
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3546


COVID-19; Coronavirus; Rhabdomyolysis; SARS-CoV-2; Creatine kinase; Acute renal failure

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