Rhabdomyolysis following oral ingestion of the hydrocarbon cyclohexanone in an adolescent.


A 15-year-old boy with no prior medical problems ingested cyclohexanone in a suicide attempt. The patient developed altered mental status, shock, metabolic acidosis, chemical hepatitis, and renal insufficiency. In addition, he developed rhabdomyolysis as evidenced by muscle pain, increased serum creatine phosphokinase levels and myoglobinuria. He was… (More)


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