Exertional Rhabdomyolysis: Identification and Evaluation of the Athlete at Risk for Recurrence

  title={Exertional Rhabdomyolysis: Identification and Evaluation of the Athlete at Risk for Recurrence},
  author={Michelle E Szczepanik and Yuval Heled and John F. Capacchione and William W. Campbell and Patricia A. Deuster and Francis G. O’Connor},
  journal={Current Sports Medicine Reports},
Exertional rhabdomyolysis (ER) is a common medical condition encountered by primary care and sports medicine providers. Although the majority of individuals with ER follow an expected and unremarkable clinical course without any adverse long-term sequelae or increased risk for recurrence, in others, the condition can serve as an "unmasker" of an underlying condition that portends future risk. We present two cases of warfighters with a history of recurrent ER who presented to our facility for… 

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