A 'shocking' finish to the Dam tot Damloop event

J A J Douma, R J L F Loffeld

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A patient with status epilepticus after long-distance running is described. The patient, a young woman, was brought to our hospital with status epilepticus after completing in a running event, probably caused by an extremely low phosphate level of 0.30 mmol/l. Hypophosphataemia is a rare complication of running and can be caused by the use of phosphate in the glycogenolyticand glycolytic pathway.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-81
Number of pages3
JournalThe Netherlands journal of medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - May 2015

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