Rhabdomyolysis and Obstetric Correlates: Literature Perspectives for the Obstetric Anesthesiologist

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  •   Rabiu Momoh

Abstract


Rhabdomyolysis complicating the antepartum or peripartum period is not a commonly reported finding and where they occur, it can be life-threatening. The problem with rhabdomyolysis during pregnancy or labour is the potential harmful systemic and local effects it can cause. These includes cardiac arrhythmias, acute kidney injury, clotting problems in severe cases [1]. To the fetus, foetal distress or foetal demise could be the end-result where timely management is not initiated [2].



Keywords: Creatine kinase, gluteal compartment syndrome, labour, neuraxial analgesia, pregnancy, rhabdomyolysis

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Momoh, R. (2021). Rhabdomyolysis and Obstetric Correlates: Literature Perspectives for the Obstetric Anesthesiologist. European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 3(6), 1–3. https://doi.org/10.24018/ejmed.2021.3.6.1098