Case of the Month #27 - rhabdomyolysis
Key Take Home Messages
- Rhabdomyolysis is multi-factorial in aetiology
- Renal failure is a significant concern, is present in up to 65% of cases2 and can occur with relatively modest CK levels
- Urine dip stick is falsely positive for blood in the presence of myoglobin.
- Evidence supports early and aggressive fluid resuscitation with the maintenance of high urine output to attempt to avoid renal failure.