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Nephrol Nurs J. 2005 Jul-Aug;32(4):409-17; quiz 418-9.

Acute renal failure related to rhabdomyolysis: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and collaborative management.

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VA Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA.


Acute renal failure related to exertional rhabdomyolysis is a medical condition that, if not diagnosed correctly and treated aggressively, can lead to serious dysfunction and may result in death. Although the history is invaluable in diagnosing this condition, it must be confirmed by laboratory testing. The sometimes subtle manifestations of exertional (nontraumatic) rhabdomyolysis make it mandatory that the health care team is able to recognize the signs and symptoms and understand the pathophysiology for prompt treatment and referral.

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