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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 947617, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/947617
Case Report

Hypokalemia-Induced Rhabdomyolysis as a result of Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis in a Pregnant Woman: A Case Report and Literature Review

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chaophraya Yommaraj Hospital, Suphan Buri 72000, Thailand

Received 4 August 2015; Revised 26 November 2015; Accepted 29 November 2015

Academic Editor: Akihide Ohkuchi

Copyright © 2015 Manasawee Srisuttayasathien. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Rhabdomyolysis in pregnancy is a rare occurrence. The manifestation of distal renal tubular acidosis (RTA) for the first time during adulthood is uncommon. According to a review of the literature, pregnancy may predispose individuals to rhabdomyolysis due to hypokalemia. A reduction in interstitial potassium ions could decrease muscular blood flow and lead to muscle injury. This report describes the case of a pregnant woman with rhabdomyolysis induced by hypokalemia resulting from distal RTA. The patient subsequently delivered a healthy newborn.