Abstract

Case Report

COVID-19 related rhabdomyolysis

Alejandro Munoz-Martinez, Maham Akbar Waheed, Kenar D Jhaveri and Geurys Rojas-Marte*

Published: 20 October, 2020 | Volume 4 - Issue 3 | Pages: 065-069

A novel coronavirus known as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) with a high rate of human-to-human transmission has emerged, resulting in a worldwide public health crisis of catastrophic proportions. Common initial symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) include fever, cough, fatigue, myalgia, and shortness of breath. Complications include acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), acute cardiac injury, acute kidney injury, and secondary infections [1,2]. There have been reports of patients infected with COVID-19 who either presented with muscle pain and rhabdomyolysis or developed muscle damage as a late complication during hospitalization [3-8]. 

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