Mustafa Altay 1 * , Murat Duranay 1, Mevlut Ceri 2, İlhan Kurultak 2, Fatma Aybala Altay 3
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1 Ankara Education and Research Hospital, Department of Nephrology, Ankara, Turkey
2 Ankara Education and Research Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
3 Ankara Dışkapı Education and Research Hospital, Department of Infectious Disease, Ankara, Turkey
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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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Article Type: Brief Report

EUR J GEN MED, 2007 - Volume 4 Issue 2, pp. 98-99

Publication date: 15 Apr 2007

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