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The most common symptoms of rhabdomyolysis include:
The muscle damage causes inflammation leading to tenderness, swelling, and weakness of the affected muscles. The dark urine color is due to myoglobin being excreted in the urine. Some affected individuals describe this as blood in the urine, but when it is examined under a microscope, no red blood cells are seen.
Symptoms related to the expected complications of rhabdomyolysis include:
In children, renal failure and disseminated intravascular coagulation are less common. The symptoms are primarily muscle aches and weakness.
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