Siamak T. Nabili, MD, MPH
Dr. Nabili received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), majoring in chemistry and biochemistry. He then completed his graduate degree at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His graduate training included a specialized fellowship in public health where his research focused on environmental health and health-care delivery and management.
William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
In this Article
- What is rhabdomyolysis?
- What causes rhabdomyolysis?
- What are the symptoms of rhabdomyolysis?
- What should I do if I think I have rhabdomyolysis?
- How is rhabdomyolysis diagnosed?
- What are the complications of rhabdomyolysis?
- How is rhabdomyolysis treated?
- What is the prognosis for rhabdomyolysis?
- Rhabdomyolysis At A Glance
What is the prognosis for rhabdomyolysis?
The overall prognosis of rhabdomyolysis is favorable as long as it is recognized and treated promptly. Most causes of rhabdomyolysis reversible. Severe cases of rhabdomyolysis may be associated with kidney damage and electrolyte imbalance and hospitalization and even dialysis can be required.
Rhabdomyolysis At A Glance
- Rhabdomyolysis is the rapid destruction of skeletal muscle resulting in
leakage into the urine of the muscle protein myoglobin.
- Rhabdomyolysis has many causes.
- Mediations can cause muscle injury and rhabdomyolysis.
- Rhabdomyolysis can cause muscle pain and weakness.
- Blood levels of muscle enzymes, including CPK, SGOT, SGPT, and LDH, as well
as blood and urine myoglobin are used to diagnose and monitor rhabdomyolysis.
- Hospitalization is sometimes required to treat rhabdomyolysis.
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