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VOLUME 23 , ISSUE 9 ( September, 2019 ) > List of Articles


Rhabdomyolysis in Intensive Care Unit: More than One Cause

Puneet Saxena

Keywords : Delirium tremens, Renal failure, Rhabdomyolysis, Tropical myositis

Citation Information : Saxena P. Rhabdomyolysis in Intensive Care Unit: More than One Cause. Indian J Crit Care Med 2019; 23 (9):427-429.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23238

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-09-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Rhabdomyolysis is a serious medical condition, encountered in the intensive care unit (ICU). The etiology of rhabdomyolysis is often multifactorial. It leads to complications like acute kidney injury and life-threatening electrolyte abnormalities. A high index of suspicion and early institution of therapy is required to prevent complications and improve patient outcomes. Herein, we present the case of a young man with alcohol dependence who presented with fever and altered sensorium. He was found to have rhabdomyolysis and was managed successfully. We also discuss the common causes of rhabdomyolysis and a bedside approach to its management in the ICU.

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