Accession Number : AD0764545

Title :   The Incidence of Myoglobinemia and Exertional Rhabdomyolysis in Marine Recruits.

Descriptive Note : Medical research progress rept. no. 1,

Corporate Author : NAVAL MEDICAL FIELD RESEARCH LAB CAMP LEJEUNE N C

Personal Author(s) : Demos,Michael A. ; Gitin,Eugene L.

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Specimens of blood from 330 Marine recruits at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina, were obtained daily during the first week of their recruit training. Each sample was analyzed for serum myoglobin, CPK, GOT and LDH. It was found that 7.9% of those recruits tested had myoglobin and enzyme levels compatible with the diagnosis of subclinical exertional rhabdomyolysis. One recruit had levels as high as those individuals who had been hospitalized with the diagnosis of acute exertional rhabdomyolysis. Ambient noon temperatures during the study were not high nor was salt intake excessive. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MUSCLES, PATHOLOGY), (*HEMOGLOBIN, MUSCLES), MILITARY MEDICINE, MARINE CORPS, BLOOD CHEMISTRY, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE)

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE