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Ann Clin Biochem. 2013 May;50(Pt 3):271-3. doi: 10.1258/acb.2012.012017.

A young patient of hereditary renal hypouricaemia presenting with exercise-induced rhabdomyolysis and acute kidney injury.

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  • 1Department of Biochemistry, Peerless Hospital & B K Roy Research Centre, 360 Panchasayar, Kolkata 700094, West Bengal, India. dr_sutirtha@yahoo.com


Hereditary renal hypouricaemia (HRH) is a genetic disorder commonly associated with exercise-induced acute kidney injury (AKI). We report the case of a 19-year-old man who was admitted to hospital with exercise-induced AKI and who was subsequently shown to have HRH. We believe this to be the first description of a case of HRH co-presenting with rhabdomyolysis.

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