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An 82-year-old man developed severe pressure-induced rhabdomyolysis after falling and remaining undiscovered on the floor. This unusually severe case is reported to illustrate the features of a condition which in milder degree may be common in old people and give rise to diagnostic confusion.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Age Ageing

Publication Date

08/1983

Volume

12

Pages

245 - 248

Keywords

Accidents, Home, Acute Kidney Injury, Aged, Biopsy, Needle, Diagnosis, Differential, Humans, Kidney Function Tests, Leg Injuries, Male, Muscles, Myoglobinuria, Necrosis, Pressure, Rhabdomyolysis