Rhabdomyolysis Secondary to Severe Hypokalemia: Case Report


Celik O., BAVUNOĞLU I. , Yuruyen M., Gundogdu A. S. , Kadloglu P.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM, vol.14, no.4, pp.100-102, 2010 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM
  • Page Numbers: pp.100-102

Abstract

Primary hyperaldosteronism is an endocrine disorder characterized by an increased aldosterone excretion from the adrenal glands, which causes hypertension, hypokalemia, and suppressed plasma renin activity. It can be difficult to diagnose until hypokalemic manifestations, such as rhabdomyolysis, occur, and also these subjects may be treated as essential hypertensive patients. Here, we report a 51 -year-old woman who presented with rhabdomyolysis caused by severe hypokalemia and was diagnosed with Conn's syndrome.