Episodes of exercise-induced dark urine and myalgia in LGMD 2I

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Abstract

Lindberg C, Sixt C, Oldfors A. Episodes of exercise-induced dark urine and myalgia in LGMD 2I. Acta Neurol Scand: 2012: 125: 285–287. © 2011 John Wiley & Sons A/S.

Background –

Mutations in the fukutin-related protein gene FKRP (MIM *606596) cause a form of congenital muscular dystrophy (MDC1C) and also limb girdle muscular dystrophy type 2I (LGMD2I). Exercise-induced myoglobinuria, frequently occurring in metabolic myopathies, has been described in Becker muscular dystrophy and in a few cases of LGMD.

Objectives –

To describe that episodes with myoglobinuria, often associated with exercise-induced myalgia, may be common and a presenting symptom in patients with LGMD2I.

Methods –

Data on episodes of suspected myoglobinuria and myalgia were collected from the patient records on 14 patients with a diagnosis of LGMDI.

Results –

Five LGMD2I patients reported recurrent episodes of dark urine and myalgia after exercise, and in three of them, this was the only symptom for several years.

Conclusions –

We conclude that episodes compatible with exercise-induced myoglobinuria may be frequent in LGMD2I.

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