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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 877-880
Rhabdomyolysis Induced Acute Kidney Injury in Acute Myeloid Leukemia: An Unusual Association


Department of Nephrology, Government Stanley Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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M Edwin Fernando
Department of Nephrology, Government Stanley Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-2442.292326

PMID: 32801253

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Rhabdomyolysis is a potentially life-threatening syndrome that causes acute kidney injury. Association of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myoglobin induced acute tubular necrosis (ATN) is rarely reported in the literature. Here, we report a young male who was admitted with fever of unknown origin. Diagnosed to have AML with renal failure and subsequently succumbed to illness, whose post mortem renal biopsy confirmed myoglobin induced ATN.


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