Korean Journal of Nephrology 2011;30(1):120-124.
Rhabdomyolysis Induced by Hypothyroidism in a Kidney Transplant Recipient
Yoo-A Choi, Sang-Ju Lee, Suk-Young Kim and Yoon-Kyung Chang
Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
증례 : Rhabdomyolysis Induced by Hypothyroidism in a Kidney Transplant Recipient
Yoo-A Choi, Sang-Ju Lee, Suk-Young Kim and Yoon-Kyung Chang
Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
Abstract
Kidney transplant recipients are more susceptible to rhabdomyolysis because of both the numerous medicines they take, such as immunosuppressants, lipid-lowering agents, and antihypertensive agents, and post-transplantation complications, such as posttransplantation diabetes mellitus and hyperuricemia. Pure hypothyroidism is a rare cause of rhabdomyolysis, and few cases of rhabdomyolysis induced by hypothyroidism have been reported in kidney transplant recipients. We report a case of rhabdomyolysis induced by unrecognized hypothyroidism in a kidney transplant patient, and discuss hypothyroidism and other precipitating factors as a cause of rhabdomyolysis, with a review of the literature.
Key Words: Rhabdomyolysis, Hypothyroidism, Transplant recipient


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