Hypothyroidism-induced rhabdomyolysis and renal failure

Mohammad Reza Ardalan, Kamyar Ghabili, Reshad Mirnour, Mohammadali M. Shoja

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Renal failure, due to rhabdomyolysis, is a rare complication of hypothyroidism. We report an elderly patient with primary hypothyroidism symptoms initially presented with inability to walk, leading to renal failure. Laboratory examinations disclosed rhabdomyolysis and primary hypothyroidism. Creatinine phosphokinase, lactate dehydrogenase, and renal function test decreased to normal values shortly after thyroid hormone replacement. This report highlights that hypothyroidism should be considered in patients presenting with renal impairment associated with rhabdomyolysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)553-554
Number of pages2
JournalRenal Failure
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Hypothyroidism
  • creatinine
  • renal failure
  • rhabdomyolysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Nephrology


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