- 728.88 Rhabdomyolysis 728.88
Etiology / Epidemiology / Natural History
- muscle necrosis causing the release of myoglobin into the bloodstream.
- May be asymptomatic or may result in electrolyte imbalances or renal failure.
- Ofter caused by trauma such as crush injuries or elderly patients with falls that are not found initially and are down an immobile for extended periods
- CPK, Myoglobin, lytes and urinalysis should be ordered.
- Elevated CPK, + serum myoglobin test, may have high levels of serum potassium
- Urinalysis may show casts, + hemoglobin + positive myoglobin test
- Hyperkalemia or hyperphospatemia may occur from cell lysis
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Classification / Treatment
Associated Injuries / Differential Diagnosis