Definition of Exercise-Induced Acute Renal Failure (ALPE)


The criteria used in a diagnosis of ALPE are listed below.
  1. 1.

    Recent intense (anaerobic) exercise such as a short-distance sprint.

  2. 2.

    Mild rhabdomyolysis (which differs from that in myoglobinuric acute renal failure patients), and serum levels of creatine phosphokinase (CPK) and myoglobin, which are normal or slightly increased (less than 7 times the reference value for serum myoglobin, and less than 9 times the reference value for CPK).

  3. 3.

    Severe loin pain several hours after exercise.

  4. 4.

    Wedge-shaped contrast enhancement on plain CT from a few hours to 72 h after the administration of a contrast medium (however, delayed CT after administration of the contrast medium is not essential to making a diagnosis).

The selection criteria for data collection are shown in Table 2.


Acute Renal Failure Creatine Phosphokinase Serum Myoglobin Loin Pain Acute Renal Failure Patient 
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