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Immunoperoxidase techniques and histology in the diagnosis of rhabdomyolysis related acute renal failure.
  1. P N Cooper,
  2. J Tapson,
  3. A R Morley
  1. Department of Histopathology, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne.


    A case of rhabdomyolysis associated acute renal failure (RM-ARF) occurring as a result of strenuous exercise is presented. Diagnostic renal biopsy was performed. The histological appearances, combined with immunoperoxidase staining for myoglobin, allowed a positive diagnosis of RM-ARF to be made and excluded the possibility of glomerulonephritis. The patient recovered completely after a stormy clinical course.

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