Acute kidney injury secondary to hypothyroidism induced rhabdomyolysis: a case report

  • Md Amirul Islam Kudrat Ullah Resident Medical Officer, Department of Nephrology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Rahul Prasad Ghosh Assistant Registrar, Internal Medicine Unit 2, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Fatisha Khanam Resident, MD Phase B (Pharmacology), BSMMU, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Ishrat Jahan Assistant Registrar, Department of Nephrology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Tufayel Ahmed Chowdhury Registrar, Department of Nephrology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Muhammad Abdur Rahim Associate Professor, Department of Nephrology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Mehruba Alam Ananna Associate Professor, Department of Nephrology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Sarwar Iqbal Professor, Department of Nephrology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Keywords: Acute kidney injury, hypothyroidism, rhabdomyolysis

Abstract

Renal impairment is occasionally reported in association with hypothyroidism. We report a case of a middle aged man, who presented with features of rhabdomyolysis and acute kidney injury which was ascribed to underlying undiagnosed hypothyroidism. The etiology is presumed to be multifactorial; hemodynamic effects and a direct effect of thyroid hormone on the kidney play important role. This case enlivens the necessity of assessing thyroid function in cases of unexplained renal failure. Awareness about this rare presentation of a common disease would alert the physician to effectively treat this dreaded yet reversible complication.

Birdem Med J 2021; 11(1): 72-74

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2020-12-31
How to Cite
Ullah, M. A. I., Ghosh, R., Khanam, F., Jahan, I., Chowdhury, T., Rahim, M. A., Ananna, M., & Iqbal, S. (2020). Acute kidney injury secondary to hypothyroidism induced rhabdomyolysis: a case report. BIRDEM Medical Journal, 11(1), 72-74. https://doi.org/10.3329/birdem.v11i1.51035
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Case Reports