Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases, Vol 2, No 1 (2008)

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Acute Renal Failure in a Patient With Sheehan Syndrome and Rhabdomyolysis

Parvin Soltani, Mohammad Reza Rezvanfar, Shadi Pirasteh


We report a case of acute renal failure related to rhabdomyolysis in a patient with Sheehan syndrome, while other diseases that could cause rhabdomyolysis were excluded. The patient’s kidney function completely recovered with 3 sessions of intermittent hemodialysis. After thyroxine replacement therapy, musculoskeletal symptoms disappeared and creatine kinase concentrations decreased. Steroid replacement therapy was also administered. The present case suggests that rhabdomyolysis could occur in a patient with Sheehan syndrome without other precipitating factors.

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