Acute renal failure due to nontraumatic rhabdomyolysis.

  title={Acute renal failure due to nontraumatic rhabdomyolysis.},
  author={A Koffler and Robert Friedler and Shaul G. Massry},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={85 1},
Twenty-one patients developed acute renal failure in association with nontraumatic rhabdomyolysis and myoglobinuria. The illness followed an overdose of ethanol, heroin, or other depressant drug in 18 patients. Lethargy or coma was present in 17 patients and muscle swelling in 11. Evidence of rhabdomyolysis included markedly elevated creatine phosphokinase, myoglobinuria, and aldolase in blood. Initial biochemical findings were similar to those of acute renal failure due to other causes, but… CONTINUE READING
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