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Acute HIV presenting as rhabdomyolysis
  1. Aleem Azal Ali1,
  2. Lauren Stemboroski1 and
  3. Malleswari Ravi2
  1. 1Gastroenterology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
  2. 2Infectious Disease, University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Malleswari Ravi; malleswari.ravi{at}jax.ufl.edu

Abstract

A man, in his early 30s, with no significant medical history presented with a 2-week history of fatigue, chest and abdominal pain, associated with anorexia and vomiting. Initial laboratory testing was suggestive of rhabdomyolysis with acute renal failure and transaminitis. The aetiology of his rhabdomyolysis initially remained unexplained as there were no clear risk factors or inciting events. An extensive workup revealed acute HIV as the precipitant of rhabdomyolysis.

  • Liver disease
  • Infectious diseases
  • HIV / AIDS

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  • Contributors AAA: acquisition of data, drafting of the manuscript. LS: acquisition of data, drafting of the manuscript, critical revision of the manuscript. MR: acquisition of data, drafting of the manuscript, critical revision of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

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  • Competing interests None declared.

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