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Ren Fail. 1999 Sep;21(5):545-9.

Acute renal failure due to nontraumatic rhabdomyolysis following binge drinking.

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  • 1Department of Nephrology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.


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.

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