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Singapore Med J. 2000 Apr;41(4):182-3.

Rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure complicating detergent ingestion.

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Department of Renal Medicine, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore.

Abstract

Rhabdomyolysis should be considered in the aetiology of all patients with unexplained acute renal failure (ARF). Early recognition provides the opportunity to initiate therapy aimed at preventing or limiting nephrotoxicity from the released heme pigment, myoglobin. We report an adult patient who developed ARF following the ingestion of a large amount of household detergent which, as far as we are aware, has not been previously described. The report illustrates the importance of measuring muscle enzyme levels and urinary myoglobin to confirm the possibility of rhabdomyolysis in any unusual presentation of ARF.

PMID:
11063185
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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