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A Case of Rhabdomyolysis in A Pregnant Patient During Labor
Poster Title: A Case of Rhabdomyolysis in A Pregnant Patient During Labor
Submitted on 11 Aug 2020
Author(s): Rabiu Momoh, Reddy Shamantha
Affiliations: Montefiore Medical Centre, New York, USA
This poster was presented at 2019 New York State Society of Anesthesiologists Postgraduate Assembly
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Abstract: Introduction: Prolonged immobility is a known cause of rhabdomyolysis among many other possible causes. Rhabdomyolysis complicating the peripartum period is not a very common finding.

Case Report: We report the case of a 32-year-old woman who got labor epidural analgesia for the delivery of a twin gestation and was diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis in the immediate post-partum period and was medically managed.

Discussion: The problem with rhabdomyolysis during pregnancy or labor is the potential harmful systemic and local effects it can cause, chief among which are cardiac arrhythmias, acute kidney injury and clotting problems in the mother in late stages and severe acidosis causing fetal distress.
Summary: Caring for the obstetric patient with an acute onset of rhabdomyolysis in labor would require a multidisciplinary effort and the obstetric anesthesiologist should participate from an early point.References: 1. Srisuttayasathien M.. Case Hypokalemia-Induced Rhabdomyolysis as a result of Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis in a Pregnant Woman: A Case Report and Literature Review. Volume 2015, Article ID 947617, 3 pages. Available on

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