Acute renal failure is one of the most common complications of rhabdomyolysis. Rhabdomyolysis is a serious syndrome and should be suspected in patients presenting after direct or indirect muscle injury, seizures, strenuous exercise, crush injuries and ingestion of drug or toxins. Rhabdomyolysis secondary to status epilepticus is a serious complication, leading to life threatening acute renal failure. Therefore, early recognition of risk of rhamdomylosis in status epilepticus and initiation of treatment is important.
Athar, Iqra; Khattak, Neelma Naz; Rajput, Haris Majid; Anis, Anam; Tanich, Hanin; and Badshah, Mazhar
"Rhabdomyolysis due to status epilepticus causing acute renal Failure,"
Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS): Vol. 14:
4, Article 10.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pjns/vol14/iss4/10