Case of the Month #27 - rhabdomyolysis

Published 02/03/2022

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.