Table 5

Selection of patients for screening of a genetic disorder

Consider a genetic cause of the exertional rhabdomyolysis in case of ‘RHABDO’
RRecurrent episodes of exertional rhabdomyolysis
HHyperCKaemia persists 8 weeks after the event
AAccustomed physical exercise
BBlood CK>50×ULN (>10 000 ULN in female Caucasian patients)
DDrugs/medication/supplements and other exogenous and endogenous factors cannot sufficiently explain the rhabdomyolysis severity
OOther family members affected/Other exertional symptoms (cramps, myalgia)
  • CK, creatine kinase; ULN, upper limit of normal.