Fatal Acute Diclofenac-Induced Rhabdomyolysis in A Pediatric Patient


Guzel A., Biner B. O. , Karasalihoglu S. , Aylanc H.

BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.28, no.1, pp.102-106, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.5174/tutfd.2009.02192.0
  • Title of Journal : BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.102-106

Abstract

Diclofenac, a widely used nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, has been reported to cause fatal drug-induced rhabdomyolysis very rarely. We report a case of a 13-month-old girl who developed fatal rhabdomyolysis after administration of intramuscular diclofenac for relief of pain caused by a scalding burn injury. Rhabdomyolysis due to diclofenac has not been reported in children. Here, we present the first case report to demonstrate rhabdomylysis secondary to diclofenac administration.