Acta Scientific Paediatrics (ISSN: 2581-883X)

Case Report Volume 3 Issue 2

A 6-Year-Old Girl with Recurrent Rhabdomyolysis

Cátia Vilas Boas Leitão1*, Isabel Ayres Pereira1, Joana Tenente1 and Helena Santos2

1Pediatrics Department, Unidade 2, Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho, Portugal
2Metabolic Disorders, Child and Adolescent Neurosciences Unit, Pediatrics Department, Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho, Portugal

*Corresponding Author: Cátia Vilas Boas Leitão, Pediatrics Department, Unidade 2, Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho, Portugal.

Received: January 18, 2020; Published: January 29, 2020


  Rhabdomyolysis is the ocorrence of muscular necrosis with release of its constituents into the circulation and can be a manifestation of multiple disorders. In this case report, a 6-year-old female patient presented to the emergency department with a history suggestive of rhabdomyolysis in context of EBV infection. The patient was later reevaluated and an accurate previous medical history and follow-up lead to the final diagnose of an uncommon neurometabolic pathology - McArdle disease or type V glycogen storage disease. This case highlights the importance of investigating rhabdomyolysis’ possible etiologies, in order to allow an early diagnosis and prevent acute decompensations.

Keywords: Child; McArdle Disease; Rhabdomyolyis; Metabolic



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Citation: Cátia Vilas Boas Leitão., et al. “A 6-Year-Old Girl with Recurrent Rhabdomyolysis”. Acta Scientific Paediatrics 4.2 (2020): 53-56.


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