Rhabdomyolysis

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Etiology

  • Crush injury
  • Prolonged immobility, eg, drug overdose, exposure hypothermia
  • Statin use
  • Myositis, eg, polymyositis, dermatomyositis
  • Seizure
  • Strenuous exercise or heat stroke
  • Hypokalemia or hypophosphatemia
  • Severe volume contraction
  • Influenza

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Last updated: December 1, 2014