A Case Report of Rhabdomyolysis Resulting from Shock Caused by Overworking

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Acupunct. 2015;32(1):127-131
1Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Wonkwang University
2Department of Physiology, College of Korean Medicine, Wonkwang University
3Sosa-Public Health Center, Bucheon
*Corresponding author: Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Wonkwang University, 895, Muwang-ro, Iksan-si, Jeollabuk-do, 570-711, Republic of Korea, Tel: +82-63-859-2812, E-mail: choandle@hanmail.net
Received 2015 January 12; Revised 2015 March 04; Accepted 2015 March 06.

Abstract

Objectives:

The purpose of this study is to report a case of Rhabdomyolysis that occurred after shock related to overworking, presenting myalgia(especially in the neck), muscular weakness, and dark urine.

Methods:

A patient diagnosed with Rhabdomyolysis received Korean medical treatment from November 17th to 24th. Clinical improvement was evaluated using a numerical rating scale(NRS), neck disability index(NDI), and laboratory tests which included complete blood count, kidney function, liver function, serum eletrolytes and Creatinine kinase(CK).

Results:

After treatment, myalgia, muscular weakness and dark urine each improved. Laboratory results, including CK, had decreased to within normal range.

Conclusions:

Korean medical treatment could be effective for Rhabdomyolysis patients. Further extensive studies should be carried out.

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