Myoglobinuria and Acute Renal Failure

  • Vittorio E. Andreucci

Abstract

Rhabdomyolisis is muscle cell lysis (as hemolysis is lysis of red blood cells) with liberation of cell content into the circulation. As hemolysis liberates hemoglobin, rhabdomyolysis liberates myoglobin. The occurrence of myoglobinuria indicates extensive destruction of striated muscle, that is, the damage of at least 200 grams of normal muscles [1]. That is why myoglobinuria is not prominent after myocardial infarction.

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Cocaine Immobilization Dehydration Mannitol Verapamil 

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