Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1223--1225

Rhabdomyolysis, acute kidney injury and transverse myelitis due to naive heroin exposure


Ankur Gupta, Ambar Khaira, Suman Lata, Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, Suresh C Tiwari 
 Department of Nephrology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Ankur Gupta
Department of Nephrology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
India

Heroin exposure can cause various complications like seizures, stroke, spongiform encephalopathy, transverse myelopathy, plexopathy, compartment syndrome, rhabdomyolysis and renal failure due to various mechanisms. We report here a young male who smoked heroin for the first time and developed transverse myelitis, rhabdomyolysis and acute kidney injury requiring dialysis. His renal recovery was complete by four weeks, while neurological improvement occurred 8 to 12 weeks later. This case suggests a common pathogenic mechanism of heroin intoxication involving multiple systems of the body.


How to cite this article:
Gupta A, Khaira A, Lata S, Agarwal SK, Tiwari SC. Rhabdomyolysis, acute kidney injury and transverse myelitis due to naive heroin exposure.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2011;22:1223-1225


How to cite this URL:
Gupta A, Khaira A, Lata S, Agarwal SK, Tiwari SC. Rhabdomyolysis, acute kidney injury and transverse myelitis due to naive heroin exposure. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2011 [cited 2019 Dec 7 ];22:1223-1225
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