Two Cases of CrossFit®-Induced Rhabdomyolysis: A Rising Concern

  • Madhur Rathi University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Canada.
Keywords: Exercise, Rhabdomyolysis, Supplements, Dehydration, Sport

Abstract

Background: The author reports the cases of two adult males who presented with severe rhabdomyolysis following identical CrossFit® workouts performed on the same day, at the same time and at the same location. Results: For both cases, symptoms of rhabdomyolysis disappeared upon discontinuation of the regime and within three days of aggressive hydration and rest. Patients made a complete recovery upon discharge. Conclusion: The rhabdomyolysis was attributed to the same excruciating workout both men underwent. Exertion rhabdomyolysis exemplified by the cases presented highlights a rising concern over the health consequences of the popular training program. CrossFit®-induced rhabdomyolysis is underrecognized and should be considered in patients presenting with signs and symptoms of rhabdomyolysis.

Author Biography

Madhur Rathi, University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Canada.

Madhur Rathi is a fourth year medical student at UMHS. He aspires to pursue a family medicine residency with an emergency medicine fellowship.

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Published
2014-10-13
How to Cite
Rathi, M. (2014). Two Cases of CrossFit®-Induced Rhabdomyolysis: A Rising Concern. International Journal of Medical Students, 2(3), 132-134. Retrieved from http://ijms.info/index.php/IJMS/article/view/102
Section
Case Report