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S.C. Swimmers Had Same Disorder as Iowa Football Players

January 31, 2011
 

Seven University of South Carolina swimmers had the same muscle disorder that led to the hospitalization of 13 University of Iowa football players last week, the Associated Press reported. A doctor involved in the South Carolina case revealed the similarities in the outbreaks, which have been linked to athletes who have pushed their bodies too hard. Both groups of athletes had rhabdomyolysis, in which muscle fibers are released into the bloodstream, creating the potential for kidney damage.

 

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