Journal article

Rhabdomyolysis and Acute Kidney Injury as Leading COVID-19 Presentation in an Adolescent

Nathalie Tram, Benedetta Chiodini, Isabel Montesinos, Alfredo Vicinanza, Xavier Beretta-Piccoli, Natacha Gubbelmans, Milena Demey, Nathalie Genis, Anne Tilmanne, Pierre R Smeesters, Khalid Ismaili

The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2020


Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, the virus responsible of the current COVID-19 pandemic, has limited impact in the pediatric population. Children are often asymptomatic or present mild flu-like symptoms. We report the case of a COVID-19-infected adolescent presenting severe rhabdomyolysis and acute kidney injury without any fever or respiratory symptoms.