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Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2012 Feb;73(2):C30-2

Authors: de Wolff JF

Rhabdomyolysis is the destruction of a significant amount of striated muscle, leading to disruptions in fluid balance, electrolytes and renal function. It may have either traumatic (such as crush injury) or non-traumatic causes. Diagnosis is typically made through the timely determination of the serum creatine kinase activity in a patient with a suggestive history or clinical features. Treatment is supportive, with generous intravenous hydration and correction of electrolyte abnormalities. Sometimes haemofiltration or dialysis is required, but the renal prognosis is generally good.

PMID: 22504713 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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