Rhabdomyolysis is the rapid breakdown lysis of skeletal muscle rhabdomyo due to injury to muscle tissue. The muscle damage may be caused by physical e.g., crush injury, chemical, or biological factors. The destruction of the muscle leads to the release of the breakdown products of damaged muscle cells into the bloodstream; some of these, such as myoglobin a protein, are harmful to the kidney and may lead to acute kidney failure. Treatment is with intravenous fluids, and dialysis or hemofiltration if necessary.[1][2]Rhabdomyolysis and its complications are major problems in people who are injured in disasters such as earthquakes and bombing. The disease and its mechanisms were first elucidated in the Blitz of London in 1941.[3]

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