A case of acute renal failure requiring emergency hemodialysis due to hypothermia-associated rhabdomyolysis



Emergency, hemodialysis, hypothermia, rhabdomyolysis, renal failure


Hypothermia is described as a decrease in body temperature below 35 °C. Although the body reacts neuroendocrinally, behaviourally, and cardiovascularly against sudden changes in temperature, uncontrolled hypothermia can lead to severe complications such as rhabdomyolysis, acute renal failure, coma, coagulopathy, malignant cardiac arrhythmia, and cardiac collapse. Herein, we aimed to emphasize hypothermia, its serious complications such as rhabdomyolysis and related acute kidney injury in a 60-year-old male patient exposed to environmental cold.


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Vural A, Ekiz M, Günaydın M. A case of acute renal failure requiring emergency hemodialysis due to hypothermia-associated rhabdomyolysis. J Surg Med [Internet]. 2020 Nov. 1 [cited 2024 Jul. 15];4(11):1092-4. Available from: https://jsurgmed.com/article/view/741940