Acute renal failure due to nontraumatic rhabdomyolysis following binge drinking Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Central Nervous System Depressants
  • Ethanol
  • Rhabdomyolysis

abstract

  • Nontraumatic rhabdomyolysis is an important but under-recognized cause of acute renal failure. In alcoholics, rhabdomyolysis most frequently develop following muscle necrosis during alcohol-induced coma, but has also been described rarely in those without prolonged coma or seizures. We describe a patient who developed myoglobinuric acute renal failure requiring dialysis following binge drinking in the absence of convulsions or coma. The renal biopsy showed acute tubular necrosis with pigment casts.

publication date

  • October 11, 1999

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 10517000

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 545

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 21

number

  • 5