Rhabdomyolysis is caused by the destruction of
skeletal muscle that leads to the release of myoglobin, which
causes renal failure. It presents with pain and weakness in the
affected muscle, as well as dark urine.
Diagnosis is made with creatinine kinase
can happen to extreme athletes after competition, but the most
common presentation is in people who fall and are immobilized for
long periods of time.
causes include burns, crush injuries, viral infections (influenza),
bacterial infections (Legionella), and medications (statins in
adults, propofol in kids)
Treatment is aggressive fluids
References:Huerta-Alardín AL, Varon J,
Marik PE. Bench-to-bedside review: Rhabdomyolysis – an overview for
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