Rhabdomyolysis in 119 students after repetitive exercise
- 1Emergency Department, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
- 2Division of Nephrology Medicine, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital
- Correspondence to: Dr Leu Emergency Department, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan;
- Accepted 15 June 2004
Exercise induced rhabdomyolysis is well known, but has rarely been reported in high school students. This is the report of 119 cases in high school students who exercised vigorously (120 push ups in five minutes) in cold weather. Most of them developed muscle pain and dark urine within two to four days of the exercise.
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