Tag rhabdomyolysis
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Metabolic Mayhem

Two quick ECG problems for you this week. See if you can spot the common thread. This potassium with hyperkalemia, hypokalaemia
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Rhabdomyolysis CCC

Rhabdomyolysis is the breakdown of skeletal muscle fibres with leakage of potentially toxic intracellular contents into the systemic circulation, characterised by elevated plasma creatine kinase, myoglobinuria and risk of renal impairment
Unusual Urine Clinical Cases

Mahogany Myoglobinuria

A 72 year old female is admitted following an emergency abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Explain the biochemical results and brown urine
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Could it be renal colic?

Consider a 65 year-old male presenting with right-sided flank pain radiating to the groin. The following CT scan was taken to confirm a presumed diagnosis of renal colic: