Case report - Mortality due to underestimation of soft tissue injury and misdiagnosis of Rhabdomyolysis

L. J. Tan, R. Z. Tan, M. S. Shafie, Faridah Mohd Nor, H. Shamsuddin, M. A. Md Onzer

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Abstract

Introduction Rhabdomyolysis is characterized by the breakdown of muscle tissue, and release of intracellular muscle constituents into the blood circulation. The severity of the illness may range from asymptomatic elevation in serum muscle enzymes to a life-threatening disease. One disease may behave differently in different way in different individuals. The first patient was involved in a motor vehicle accident and developed acute kidney injury on the third day of admission. The second patient complained of lower limb weakness, and was discharged with vitamin D supplements. Both patients' conditions were not properly diagnosed or treated, and succumbed to death. Autopsies were conducted in both cases, in which rhabdomyolysis were diagnosed. This case report emphasizes the importance of making a correct diagnosis of rhabdomyolysis Progression of the disease and its complications should be monitored closely. Timely management may save life in high risk patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-132
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Medical Journal Malaysia
Volume18
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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Soft Tissue Injuries
Rhabdomyolysis
Diagnostic Errors
Mortality
Muscles
Blood Circulation
Motor Vehicles
Acute Kidney Injury
Vitamin D
Accidents
Disease Progression
Lower Extremity
Autopsy
Enzymes
Serum

Keywords

  • Forensic
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Soft tissue injury

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  • Medicine(all)

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Case report - Mortality due to underestimation of soft tissue injury and misdiagnosis of Rhabdomyolysis. / Tan, L. J.; Tan, R. Z.; Shafie, M. S.; Mohd Nor, Faridah; Shamsuddin, H.; Md Onzer, M. A.

In: International Medical Journal Malaysia, Vol. 18, No. 2, 01.01.2019, p. 127-132.

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Tan, L. J. ; Tan, R. Z. ; Shafie, M. S. ; Mohd Nor, Faridah ; Shamsuddin, H. ; Md Onzer, M. A. / Case report - Mortality due to underestimation of soft tissue injury and misdiagnosis of Rhabdomyolysis. In: International Medical Journal Malaysia. 2019 ; Vol. 18, No. 2. pp. 127-132.
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