Hypokalemic myopathy in a patient with gluten-sensitive enteropathy and dermatitis herpetiformis Duhring: A case report

Z. Barta, Zsofia Miltenyi, L. Tóth, A. Illés

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Abstract

The case of a 22-year-old patient with symptomatic hypokalemia caused by rhabdomyolysis is presented as a rarely reported complication of gluten-sensitive enteropathy (GSE) and dermatitis herpetiformis Duhring. The patient's myopathy ceased on potassium supplementation and her other complaints resolved while on gluten-free diet. Recovery was otherwise uneventful with a rapid decline in serum CPK level. At the time of her last follow-up a few months later, she was free of symptoms and CPK remained stable. Patients with GSE may present with hypokalemia in association with diarrhea and emesis, and if potassium loss is rapid, rhabdomyolysis may occur.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2039-2040
Number of pages2
JournalWorld Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume11
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Apr 7 2005

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Dermatitis Herpetiformis
Celiac Disease
Muscular Diseases
Rhabdomyolysis
Hypokalemia
Potassium
Gluten-Free Diet
Vomiting
Diarrhea
Serum

Keywords

  • Gluten-sensitive enteropathy
  • Hypokalemia
  • Rhabdomyolysis abstract

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  • Gastroenterology

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