Crush syndrome. Definition

Medical Definition: crush syndrome

Acute renal failure, which presents with anuria and uremia secondary to the destruction of large muscle masses, due to severe crush injury (earthquakes, hurricanes, etc..). Is frequently associated with shock and jaundice, necrosis of liver parenchyma. After leaving the oliguric phase and the resumption of diuresis, occurs frequently, proteinuria, hemoglobinuria and myoglobinuria. This box-like symptoms occur after extensive burns, electric shock, carbon monoxide poisoning, extensive ischemic muscle necrosis, etc.

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