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Reducing the Risk of Rhabdomyolysis in an Athlete with Sickle Cell Trait

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Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Hematology Oncology
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics

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An athlete with sickle cell trait is at risk for acute rhabdomyolysis, which can be fatal. Anzalone et al identified prognostic factors associated with a poor outcome in these athletes. The authors are from the Harris County Medical Examiner's Office and the University of Texas Health Sciences System in Houston.

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