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We report the case of a 38 year old with hypothyroidism who developed acute renal impairment with rhabdomyolysis after strenuous physical activity. The TFT report confirmed hypothyroidism. In this patient CK was elevated which favoured rhabdomyolysis and increased creatinine indicated Acute renal impairment. We started patient on aggressive hydration and thyroid medications. His hypertension was also controlled with Hydralazine and his condition improved. Renal dysfunction which is acute with rhabdomyolysis in hypothyroid patients is not common, and we hope that this article will add to the present literature and give researchers sufficient data to better explain the condition.
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