Tetanus as a cause of rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure.

  title={Tetanus as a cause of rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure.},
  author={Mitch Weiss and Joseph I. Badalamenti and Ellen Fish},
  journal={Clinical nephrology},
  volume={73 1},
Acute renal failure developed in an elderly woman with a rapidly progressive illness characterized by nuchal rigidity, limb spasm, repetitive grunting vocalizations without intelligible speech, and risus sardonicus. Eventually she developed characteristic findings of increased tone in her masseter muscles (trismus) and rigid upper and lower extremities, consistent with generalized tetanus. Increasing serum creatinine was temporally associated with rising creatine phosphokinase (CPK) and… CONTINUE READING