Indian Journal of Nephrology About us |  Subscription |  e-Alerts  | Feedback | Login   
  Print this page Email this page   Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
 Home | Current Issue | Archives| Ahead of print | Search |Instructions |  Editorial Board  

Users Online:1439

Official publication of the Indian Society of Nephrology
Ahead of Print

Typhoid fever complicated by rhabdomyolysis with acute hepatitis, splenic infarct, pancreatitis, and acute kidney injury

1 Department of Internal Medicine, Max Super Specialty Hospital, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Nephrology, Max Super Specialty Hospital, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Saurabh Puri,
Department of Internal Medicine, Max Super Specialty Hospital, Vaishali, Ghaziabad - 201 012, Uttar Pradesh
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijn.ijn_497_21

Typhoid fever is a potentially life-threatening infectious disease that presents itself with a wide array of symptoms ranging from uncomplicated fever to sepsis with multiorgan dysfunction syndrome. An 18-year-old male college student presented with progressively increasing fever with abdominal discomfort, anorexia, and persistent vomiting. Typhoid fever was suspected in view of clinical findings along with leukopenia, grossly elevated transaminases, and acute kidney injury. He was managed with intravenous (IV) antibiotics, which resulted in the resolution of fever and other symptoms. Rhabdomyolysis is an extremely rare complication in typhoid fever, which is a very common cause of fever in tropical countries, leading to acute renal failure, causing very high morbidity and mortality.

Print this article
  Search Pubmed for
    -  Gupta A
    -  Puri S
    -  Aggarwal NP
    -  Randhawa G
    -  Jha PM
 Citation Manager
 Article Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded4    

Recommend this journal

Indian Journal of Nephrology
Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow
Online since 20th Sept '07