Acute swelling of both legs in a healthy young man

Binder, B., Soyer, H. P., Salmhofer, W. and Kerl, H. (2007) Acute swelling of both legs in a healthy young man. Phlebologie, 36 2: 77-79.


Author Binder, B.
Soyer, H. P.
Salmhofer, W.
Kerl, H.
Title Acute swelling of both legs in a healthy young man
Journal name Phlebologie   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0939-978X
Publication date 2007
Year available 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 36
Issue 2
Start page 77
End page 79
Total pages 3
Place of publication Berlin
Publisher Schattauer
Collection year 2007
Language eng
ger
fre
Subject 110304 Dermatology
Abstract We report a 22-year-old man suffering from exercise-induced rhabdomyolysis of both lower legs. The patient was admitted to our department for deep vein thrombosis. Clinical examination showed diffuse erythema, swelling, and pain on palpation of both calves. Ultrasonography revealed muscle alterations. Creatine kinase plasma levels were slightly elevated. Based on these findings and on the detailed history the diagnosis of exercise-induced rhabdomyolysis was made. Exercise-induced rhabdomyolysis is an important and potentially fatal disease. Although it is a rare differential diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis, it has to be taken in consideration in patients with muscle alteration visible on ultrasonography. Early recognition and appropriate treatment are of utmost importance for a good clinical outcome.
Keyword Swelling of the legs
rhabdomyolysis
ultrasonography
Q-Index Code C1

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