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Rhabdomyolysis is a state of muscle injury that can lead to several forms of systemic insult, with the most important being acute kidney injury, electrolyte imbalance, and disseminated intravascular coagulation. The systemic complications associated with rhabdomyolysis results from the leakage of muscle intracellular components into the bloodstream. Several etiologies and conditions, such as trauma and drug use, can lead to the development of rhabdomyolysis. It is important to understand how to identify and treat rhabdomyolysis because, in most cases, the systemic complications can be prevented or reversed.