BRIEF REPORT
SEVERE RHABDOMYOLYSIS SECONDARY TO SERIOUS HYPERNATREMIA
 
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Ankara Education and Research Hospital, Department of Nephrology, Ankara, Turkey
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Ankara Education and Research Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
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Ankara Dışkapı Education and Research Hospital, Department of Infectious Disease, Ankara, Turkey
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Mustafa Altay   

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Online publish date: 2007-04-15
Publish date: 2007-04-15
 
Eur J Gen Med 2007;4(2):98–99
ABSTRACT
Rhabdomyolysis is a serious condition, which occurs due to significant muscle damage in the body. Rhabdomyolysis may develop secondary to electrolyte abnormalities such as hypokalemia and hypophosphatemia in most of the cases. In very rare occasions, hypernatremia may also cause rhabdomyolysis (1, 2). In this article, we report a patient with rhabdomyolysis because of a high serum sodium level (203 mmol/L) and consequently developed acute renal failure (ARF).
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