Rhabdomyolysis Following Violent Behavior and Coma

    Volume 32, Issue 2 (March 1987)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 March 1987

    Page Count: 4


    Kornblum, RN
    Deputy medical examiner and acting chief medical examiner-coroner, Los Angeles, CA

    Reddy, SK
    Deputy medical examiner and acting chief medical examiner-coroner, Los Angeles, CA

    (Received 12 October 1985; accepted 27 May 1986)

    Abstract

    An individual suspected of being under the influence of phencyclidine (PCP) exhibited acute psychotic and violent behavior which was followed by cardiac arrest, coma, and renal failure. Sections of the damaged muscle showed rhabdomyolysis, and sections of the kidneys showed myoglonin casts positive for immunoperoxidase stain. Extensive toxicology studies for narcotics, PCP, and cocaine were negative. Therefore, a correlation between PCP and rhabdomyolysis associated with acute psychotic and violent behavior could not be made with certainty.

    The etiology and pathogenesis of rhabdomyolysis are discussed in depth.


    Paper ID: JFS11160J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11160J

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