Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 643--646

Rhabdomyolysis and acute kidney injury after acupuncture sessions


Marios Papasotiriou1, Grigoria Betsi2, Maria Tsironi3, Georgios Assimakopoulos3 
1 Department of Internal Medicine-Nephrology, University Hospital of Patras, Patras, Greece
2 Department of Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Attikon University Hospital, Athens, Greece
3 Internal Medicine Department, General Hospital of Sparti, Sparti, Greece

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Marios Papasotiriou
Department of Internal Medicine-Nephrology, University Hospital of Patras, Patras 265 00
Greece

Rhabdomyolysis is usually caused by muscle injury, drugs or alcohol and presents with muscle weakness and pain. It is characterized by rise in serum creatine kinase, aminotransferases and electrolytes as well as myoglobinuria. Myoglobinuria may cause acute kidney injury by direct proximal tubule cytotoxicity, renal vasoconstriction, intraluminal cast formation and distal tubule obstruction. Muscle pain and weakness as well as vascular injury have been reported after acupuncture. We report a case of severe rhabdomyolysis and acute kidney injury after acupuncture sessions.


How to cite this article:
Papasotiriou M, Betsi G, Tsironi M, Assimakopoulos G. Rhabdomyolysis and acute kidney injury after acupuncture sessions.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2014;25:643-646


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Papasotiriou M, Betsi G, Tsironi M, Assimakopoulos G. Rhabdomyolysis and acute kidney injury after acupuncture sessions. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Sep 23 ];25:643-646
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