Accession Number : AD1040831

Title :   Case Report: Rhabdomyolysis in Service Member Following SERE Physical Training

Descriptive Note : Conference Paper

Corporate Author : 59th Medical Wing San Antonio United States

Personal Author(s) : Pombo, Matthew A ; Chakraborti,Dwaipayan ; Marcus,Joseph ; Wyatt,Andrew ; Flowers,Austin

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Report Date : 19 Sep 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Rhabdomyolysis, to state it simply, is a syndrome of the breakdown of muscle tissue and the release of toxins into the blood. The patient will often present with extreme muscle cramping and dehydration. This is further quantified by elevated creatine kinase and myoglobinuria on laboratory analysis. The spectrum of rhabdomyolysis is wide, including completely asymptomatic all the way to a severe and debilitating syndrome. The clinical presentation may include muscle pain, cramping, swelling, weakness, dark urine, electrolyte abnormalities, hypovolemia, and in severe cases potential compartment syndrome, disseminated intravascular coagulation and debilitating kidney injury. Rhabdomyolysis develop[s] as a result of a physiological cascade of metabolic abnormalities that occurs when the body is no longer able to compensate for the demands placed upon it. (footnote 1)

Descriptors :   Tissues (Biology) , Muscles , Physical fitness , Military personnel

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE