Rhabdomyolysis: Pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment
Adam M. Kaye: 0000-0002-7224-3322
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.
Torres, P. A.,
Helmstetter, J. A.,
Kaye, A. M.,
Kaye, A. D.
Rhabdomyolysis: Pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment.
Ochsner Journal, 15(1), 58–69.