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Forme Fruste Myoglobinuria

Forme Fruste Myoglobinuria Abstract To the Editor. —Myoglobinuria associated with alcoholism is rare, with only infrequent literature reports.1 The following case is presented because, to our knowledge, there has not been any previous report of asymptomatic myoglobinuria with grossly normal urine. Report of a Case. —A 52-year-old male bartender had a history of chronic alcoholism for many years, with frequent acute intoxications. He was asymptomatic but was admitted to the hospital for help with his alcohol problem.Findings from physical and neurologic examinations were normal. The important abnormal test results are included in the Table.Urinalysis on May 28,1980, showed clear, normal color, occult blood (2+ ), and ketones (2 + ). Microscopic examination showed occasional WBCs.On June 3, 1980, myoglobin was found to be 110 ng/mL (normal, 6 to 85 ng/mL) in the blood by radioimmunoassay method. On the same day, a test for urine myoglobin was negative. Comment. —Finding increasing enzyme levels was References 1. Schneider R: Acute alcoholic myopathy with myoglobinuria. South Med J 1970;63:485-489.Crossref 2. Perkoff GT, Hardy P, Velez-Garcia E: Reversible acute muscular syndrome in chronic alcoholism. N Engl J Med 1966;274:1277.Crossref 3. Perkoff GT, Dioso MM, Bleisch V, et al: A spectrum of myopathy associated with alcoholism: I. Clinical and laboratory features. Ann Intern Med 1967;67:481-492.Crossref 4. Rowland LP: Sporadic myoglobinuria , in Beeson PB, McDermott W, Wyngaarden JB (eds): Textbook of Medicine , ed 15. Philadelphia, WB Saunders Co, 1979, pp 924-925. 5. Olerud JE, Homer LD, Carroll HW: Serum myoglobin levels predicted from serum enzyme values. N Engl J Med 1975;293:483-485.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Forme Fruste Myoglobinuria

Abstract

Abstract To the Editor. —Myoglobinuria associated with alcoholism is rare, with only infrequent literature reports.1 The following case is presented because, to our knowledge, there has not been any previous report of asymptomatic myoglobinuria with grossly normal urine. Report of a Case. —A 52-year-old male bartender had a history of chronic alcoholism for many years, with frequent acute intoxications. He was asymptomatic but was admitted to the hospital for help with his alcohol...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1981 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-9926
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1538-3679
DOI
10.1001/archinte.1981.00340050137036
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Abstract

Abstract To the Editor. —Myoglobinuria associated with alcoholism is rare, with only infrequent literature reports.1 The following case is presented because, to our knowledge, there has not been any previous report of asymptomatic myoglobinuria with grossly normal urine. Report of a Case. —A 52-year-old male bartender had a history of chronic alcoholism for many years, with frequent acute intoxications. He was asymptomatic but was admitted to the hospital for help with his alcohol problem.Findings from physical and neurologic examinations were normal. The important abnormal test results are included in the Table.Urinalysis on May 28,1980, showed clear, normal color, occult blood (2+ ), and ketones (2 + ). Microscopic examination showed occasional WBCs.On June 3, 1980, myoglobin was found to be 110 ng/mL (normal, 6 to 85 ng/mL) in the blood by radioimmunoassay method. On the same day, a test for urine myoglobin was negative. Comment. —Finding increasing enzyme levels was References 1. Schneider R: Acute alcoholic myopathy with myoglobinuria. South Med J 1970;63:485-489.Crossref 2. Perkoff GT, Hardy P, Velez-Garcia E: Reversible acute muscular syndrome in chronic alcoholism. N Engl J Med 1966;274:1277.Crossref 3. Perkoff GT, Dioso MM, Bleisch V, et al: A spectrum of myopathy associated with alcoholism: I. Clinical and laboratory features. Ann Intern Med 1967;67:481-492.Crossref 4. Rowland LP: Sporadic myoglobinuria , in Beeson PB, McDermott W, Wyngaarden JB (eds): Textbook of Medicine , ed 15. Philadelphia, WB Saunders Co, 1979, pp 924-925. 5. Olerud JE, Homer LD, Carroll HW: Serum myoglobin levels predicted from serum enzyme values. N Engl J Med 1975;293:483-485.Crossref

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Archives of Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 1981

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