Rhabdomyolysis is an acute skeletal muscle disorder characterized by altered integrity of the cell membranes of muscle fiber cells and can be caused by a variety of factors whose nature is not necessarily traumatic. Hypokalemia is one of the most common metabolic causes, accounting for about 14-28% of rhabdomyolytic syndromes. We report and discuss three cases of hypokalemia caused by diuretic treatment with hydrochlorothiazide: the main clinical features were muscle symptoms following massive rhabdomyolysis.
|Translated title of the contribution||Hypokalemic rhabdomyolysis and thiazide diuretics. Three cases|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Annali Italiani di Medicina Interna|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Internal Medicine