- End result of any disease process that causes muscle cell (myocyte) lysis.
- May have an obvious presentation, such as traumatic 'crush' injury, or may be insidious, requiring a high clinical index of suspicion.
- Muscular pain or discomfort is common, but it can have no symptoms or physical signs.
- Diagnosis is confirmed by elevated serum CK level.
- Fluid hydration is the mainstay of therapy.
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Last updated: Apr 10, 2013