SPECIAL FEATURE Patient-Centered Focused Review| Volume 360, ISSUE 1, P72-74, July 2020

Severe Rhabdomyolysis in Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency


      Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is an X-linked genetic disorder associated with intravascular hemolysis. Rhabdomyolysis with myoglobinuria in a patient with G6PD deficiency is a very rare manifestation, in fact, to the best of our knowledge, only a few case reports have been published in the literature to date. Herein, we report an unusual presentation of a 33-year-old male with G6PD deficiency with multiple episodes of severe rhabdomyolysis with no significant concurrent hemolysis. This case supports the hypothesis that rhabdomyolysis may be a rare manifestation of G6PD deficiency, though the exact causation still remains unclear.

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