BMJ Case Reports 2011; doi:10.1136/bcr.09.2011.4817
  • Unusual association of diseases/symptoms

Rhabdomyolysis with acute kidney injury in a case of hanging

  1. Balasubramanian Ramachandran2
  1. 1Department of Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
  2. 2Department of Internal Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Kavitha Saravu, kavithasaravu{at}


Although well-known as a complication of other hypoxic conditions such as near drowning, status asthmaticus and carbon monoxide poisoning, rhabdomyolysis has not been reported in patients with hanging. The authors report a case of partial hanging complicated by rhabdomyolysis and acute kidney injury.


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