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J Korean Assoc EMG Electrodiagn Med 2018;20(2):139-143.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.18214/jkaem.2018.20.2.139    Published online December 30, 2018.
Bilateral Sciatic Neuropathy Following Rhabdomyolysis: A Case Report
Received: 15 June 2018   • Revised: 19 July 2018   • Accepted: 1 August 2018
Rhabdomyolysis is a syndrome caused by injury to skeletal muscles and involves leakage of large quantities of potentially toxic intracellular contents into the plasma. It is known that rhabdomyolysis results in peripheral nerve injury, however, reports of bilateral sciatic neuropathy following rhabdomyolysis are rare. We report a case involving a 42-year-old female patient with no past medical history, who presented with sudden bilateral calf pain, redness, and burning sensation with weakness of both lower extremities after sleeping on an electric heating pad following alcohol drinking. Lower extremity magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) revealed multifocal edema with enhancement of bilateral lower extremity muscles. Clinical and electrodiagnostic tests were consistent with the diagnosis of bilateral sciatic neuropathy following rhabdomyolysis. This is a rare case of bilateral sciatic neuropathy following rhabdomyolysis.
Key Words: rhabdomyolysis, sciatic neuropathy


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