Abstract

Background: Rhabdomyolysis is a frequent disorder in the pediatric emergency room, and it can result from various acquired and inherited causes. Case presentation: We report the case of a 15-year-old female triathlon athlete with recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis. The clinical severity alerted for a subjacent cause, and further investigation was taken, leading to the diagnosis of very long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (VLCAD)deficiency. Conclusion: Exertional rhabdomyolysis may be the first manifestation of a metabolic myopathy, like VLCAD deficiency. VLCAD deficiency has a broad clinical spectrum, and the most common is the late-onset, which presents mainly with episodic symptoms, with predominant muscular involvement and exercise-induced rhabdomyolysis.

How to Cite
CRISTINA COSTA FERNANDES, INÊS COELHO, MARTA NOVO, RAQUEL LIMA, RITA JUSTO PEREIRA, FILIPA DIAS, Ana. Teen Athlete with Recurrent Rhabdomyolysis: A Case Report. Global Journal of Medical Research, [S.l.], mar. 2021. ISSN 2249-4618. Available at: <https://medicalresearchjournal.org/index.php/GJMR/article/view/2399>. Date accessed: 21 apr. 2021.


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