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Sonography in the diagnosis of rhabdomyolysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10525215     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This case report describes the use of musculoskeletal sonography in the diagnosis of rhabdomyolysis. The case involved an episode of severe muscle lysis following a heroin overdose in an addict who lay comatose for an uncertain period. Sonography revealed multiple hyperechoic areas within the muscles examined, consistent with a recent injury. The clinical diagnosis of rhabdomyolysis may be difficult but is important in view of the attendant danger of acute renal failure, and sonography was instrumental in the diagnosis in this case.
R P Steeds; P J Alexander; R Muthusamy; M Bradley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0091-2751     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Ultrasound     Publication Date:    1999 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-11-30     Completed Date:  1999-11-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401663     Medline TA:  J Clin Ultrasound     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  531-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Rotherham District General Hospital, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S60 2UD, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Flow Velocity
Hand / blood supply,  ultrasonography
Heroin / poisoning
Heroin Dependence / complications
Muscle, Skeletal / blood supply,  ultrasonography*
Narcotics / poisoning
Rhabdomyolysis / etiology,  ultrasonography*
Ultrasonography, Doppler*
Veins / ultrasonography
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Narcotics; 561-27-3/Heroin

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