Title

Rhabdomyolysis: Pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment

ORCiD

Adam M. Kaye: 0000-0002-7224-3322

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Ochsner Journal

ISSN

1524-5012

Volume

15

Issue

1

First Page

58

Last Page

69

Publication Date

1-1-2015

Abstract

Background: Rhabdomyolysis is a complex medical condition involving the rapid dissolution of damaged or injured skeletal muscle. Methods: This review focuses on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, causes, presentation, diagnosis, complications, management, and anesthetic considerations related to rhabdomyolysis. Results: Any form of muscle damage––and by extension any entity that causes muscle damage––can initiate rhabdomyolysis. One of the most important treatment goals when rhabdomyolysis is suspected is avoiding acute kidney injury. Conclusion: All clinicians should be aware of common causes, diagnosis, and treatment options.

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