Beyond the liver: unveiling rhabdomyolysis as a rare complication of hepatitis A
  • Yash R. Shah
    Department of Internal Medicine, Wayne State University/Trinity Health Oakland, Pontiac, USA
  • Angad Tiwari
    Department of Medicine, Maharani Laxmi Bai Medical College, Jhansi, India
  • Dushyant Singh Dahiya
    Department Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, USA
  • Veslav Stecevic
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Trinity Health Oakland, Pontiac, Michigan, USA
  • Zunirah Ahmed
    Department Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, USA

Keywords

Hepatitis A, rhabdomyolysis, complications

Abstract

Hepatitis A is a mild self-limiting infection of the liver with spontaneous resolution of symptoms in most cases. However, clinicians should be aware of some commonly encountered complications and extrahepatic manifestations associated with hepatitis A for timely diagnosis and treatment. Rhabdomyolysis, an exceedingly rare complication of hepatitis A, is scarcely documented. We present a case of a 64-year-old man with symptoms consistent with rhabdomyolysis and an evanescent rash secondary to acute hepatitis A. He eventually recovered with conservative management. This case emphasizes the importance of recognizing and treating atypical presentations of acute hepatitis A infection.

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    Published: 2024-05-27
    Issue: 2024: Vol 11 No 6 (view)


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    Shah YR, Tiwari A, Singh Dahiya D, Stecevic V, Ahmed Z. Beyond the liver: unveiling rhabdomyolysis as a rare complication of hepatitis A. EJCRIM 2024;11 doi:10.12890/2024_004599.