Enterovirus Induced Severe Rhabdomyolysis and Acute Fulminant Liver Failure in an Adult Requiring Liver Transplantation-A Case Report
Authors: Santhalakshmi Angappan*, Abdul Kader Tabbara, Jacob Pawloski, Anoop Chhina, Dragos Galusca
*Corresponding Author: Santhalakshmi Angappan, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Received Date: 22 March 2022
Accepted Date: 29 March 2022
Published Date: 1 April 2022
Citation: Angappan S, Tabbara AK, Pawloski J, Chhina A, Galusca D (2022) Enterovirus Induced Severe Rhabdomyolysis and Acute Fulminant Liver Failure in an Adult Requiring Liver Transplantation-A Case Report. Ann Case Report 7: 808. DOI: https://doi.org/10.29011/2574-7754.100808
The authors report a case of a young healthy adult with severe rhabdomyolysis and acute fulminant liver failure with Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndromes (MODS), possibly from an enterovirus infection. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first-ever reported case of enterovirus-induced rhabdomyolysis and acute liver failure in an immunocompetent adult. The treating physician must be aware of the association between viral infections, viral myositis, and severe rhabdomyolysis with acute liver failure, which can facilitate the optimal management of such patients. Prompt recognition may provide an opportunity for early interventions including intravenous immunoglobulin and liver transplantation if warranted.
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