Myoglobinuria

Keywords: Rhabdomyolysis

Causes

Appropriate Tests

 

Myoglobin urine, Haemoglobin urine (to distinguish from haemoglobinuria), microscopy (to distinguish from haematuria).

Lesser degrees of myoglobinuria, insufficient to cause urine discolouration, may occur in any disorder associated with muscle damage eg, myocardial infarction.

Creatine kinase (CK), Potassium, Calcium, Phosphate, Protein, Albumin, Creatinine, Urea, Urate. Full blood count, Blood film, Platelet count.

See also Renal failure, DIC and Haemoglobinuria, Haematuria

Rhabdomyolysis

 

  • Extensive trauma

 

  • Heat stroke

 

  • Electric shock

 

  • Alcoholism

 

  • Hypokalaemia

 

  • Snake bite/envenomation

 

  • Drug overdose (with circulatory collapse)

 

  • Myopathy