This muscle tissue breakdown results in the release of a protein (myoglobin) into the blood. Myoglobin can damage the kidneys.

Symptoms include dark, reddish urine, a decreased amount of urine, weakness, and muscle aches.

Early treatment with aggressive fluid replacement reduces the risk of kidney damage.

A breakdown of muscle tissue that releases a damaging protein into the blood.

Consult a doctor for medical advice

Sources:  Mayo Clinic and others.

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Cases per year

Fewer than 200,000 US cases per year

Treatable by a medical professional

Requires a medical diagnosis

Lab tests or imaging always required

Short-term: resolves within days to weeks

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