Seven-Digit creatine kinase in acute Rhabdomyolysis in a chi
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Rhabdomyolysis is an acute life-threatening condition that can occur in childhood secondary to many causes. The authors report the case of a 3-year-old male child who presented with acute rhabdomyolysis. The peak plasma creatine kinase level was extremely high. The 2 main causes of rhabdomyolysis in childhood are viral myositis and trauma, which can sometimes lead to acute renal failure. The highest creatine kinase levels reported in the literature so far was a 6-digit level in 2014 case report. In this study, the authors report the case of a 7-digit creatine kinase level in a child secondary to viral myositis who did not require renal dialysis.

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