Unaccustomed exertion and opiate consumption leading to acute renal failure in a healthy maleJournal: International Journal of Advances in Medicine (Vol.1, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2014-05-01
Authors : Monica Gupta; Mandip Bhatia;
Page : 34-36
Keywords : Rhabdomyolysis; Acute renal failure; Opium consumption;
A 38 year old male presented with stupor and acute renal failure (ARF) following opium consumption and a protracted excursion on foot to a holy shrine situated at altitude of 4329 m above sea level. The finding of dark colored urine, myoglobinuria and a markedly elevated serum creatinine phosphokinase level supported the diagnosis of rhabdomyolysis. The patient had a rapid and complete recovery following fluid resuscitation and haemodialysis.
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