Rhabdomyolysis Review – Recalling What You Learned in Cell Biology

Paul Griner, MD, MACPEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

Rhabdomyolysis Review - from muscle tear to dark urine

Rhabdomyolysis – A Quick ReviewRecalling What You Learned in Cell BiologyRhabdomyolysis refers to the disintegration of striated muscle with the release of muscle cell contents into the circulation. It is a potentially fatal acute illness requiring aggressive treatment. Common causes of rhabdomyolysis include trauma, prolonged external compression, extreme exertion, and various drugs including, alcohol, cocaine, and opiates. Clinical features of … Read More