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Rhabdomyolysis following spinal cord injury: case report.
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PMID:  7473983     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Rhabdomyolysis is commonly seen in association with multisystem trauma. We report an unexpected case of rhabdomyolysis and subsequent renal insufficiency after spinal cord injury unassociated with acute muscular injury. Immobilization, in conjunction with mild systemic hypoperfusion, was the suspected cause. Due to the likelihood of muscle catabolism, the difficulties of diagnosing soft tissue injury, and the impact of any decrease in renal reserve in patients with spinal cord injuries, surveillance for laboratory evidence of rhabdomyolysis in patients with neurologically complete spinal cord injuries appears warranted.
J A Prall; R E Breeze
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of trauma     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0022-5282     ISO Abbreviation:  J Trauma     Publication Date:  1995 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-12-07     Completed Date:  1995-12-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376373     Medline TA:  J Trauma     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  802-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Neurosurgery, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver 80262, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Immobilization / adverse effects
Kidney Failure, Acute / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
Quadriplegia / complications*,  radiography
Rhabdomyolysis / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
Spinal Cord Injuries / complications*,  radiography
Comment In:
J Trauma. 1996 Aug;41(2):367-8   [PMID:  8760556 ]

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