Acute renal failure due to carnitine palmitoyltransferase deficiency

N. BERKMAN, D. MEIROW, Z. KATZIR, H. BAR‐ON

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Abstract

Abstract. A young, apparently healthy, soldier developed acute muscle weakness and rhabdomyolysis following prolonged exercise. The resultant myoglobinuria caused severe acute renal failure. Further investigation revealed the presence of carnitine palmitoyltransferase deficiency as the cause of the rhabdomyolysis. Renal function subsequently returned to normal. This rare metabolic disorder should be considered in cases of unexplained myoglobinuria and renal failure. 1993 Blackwell Publishing Ltd

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-297
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Internal Medicine
Volume233
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1993
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • carnitine palmitoyltransferase (CPT)
  • myoglobinuria
  • renal failure
  • rhabdomyolysis

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