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VOLUME 23 , ISSUE 10 ( October, 2019 ) > List of Articles


Trientine-induced Rhabdomyolysis in an Adolescent with Wilson's Disease

Sibel Yavuz, Gokhan Tumgor, Aysun Karabay Bayazıt

Keywords : Continued renal replacement therapy, Rhabdomyolysis, Trientine

Citation Information : Yavuz S, Tumgor G, Bayazıt AK. Trientine-induced Rhabdomyolysis in an Adolescent with Wilson's Disease. Indian J Crit Care Med 2019; 23 (10):489-490.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23271

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Background: Drugs are very important in the etiology of nontraumatic rhabdomyolysis. Case descriptions: A 16-year-old male patient with Wilson's disease was admitted for myoclonic contractions. Oral trientine was started for neurological problems and tremor on the hands due to D-penicillamine 1 month ago. Patient was oligoanuric, and his creatine kinase level was 15197 U/L. Rhabdomyolysis was associated with trientine, and trientine treatment was stopped. Hemodiafiltration was performed. The patient began to urinate on the 24th day. Conclusion: This is the first pediatric patient with rhabdomyolysis induced by trientine. Drugs used should be questioned carefully in patients with rhabdomyolysis.

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