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Increased Creatinine Kinase Levels due to MDMA use without Myoglobinuria and Renal Failure

Author(s): Nilüfer ELDEŞ | Hamzah AMEER | Hilal HOROZOĞLU

Journal: Marmara Medical Journal
ISSN 1019-1941

Volume: 25;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 041;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Increased CK level | Delirium | Ecstasy | Rhabdomyolysis | Adolescent

We report a 15-year-old boy admitted to the pediatric emergency unit with acute encephalopathy associated with an elevated serum creatine kinase (CK) level without myoglobinuria and renal failure, which was due to 3,4- Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) toxicity and we emphasize that especially in adolescents with acute encephalopathy and an increased serum CK level, ecstasy abuse should be kept in mind as a differential diagnosis. (Marmara Medical Journal 2012;25:41-4)

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