Rhabdomylosis is is immediate and serious medical emergency.It is characterised by break down of muscle fibre.High grade fever, dehydration, vomiting , constant body fluids loss through diarrhoea are some of the leadig symptoms.
Punjab, the northern state of India is in the grifth of constant heat weave. The day temperature is above45c.hot and scorching winds blow through out the day.
From medical perspective the heat weave has many health hazards has some serious complications. To name some of these:
Out of all these Rhabodomylosis is the most serious medical emergency. It produces grave and devastating changes in
When any particular muscle or muscle fibre is damaged or disintegrated a protein called Myglobin is released into the bloodstream. It is then filtered out of the body by the kidneys. Myglobin breaks down into substances that can damage kidney cells and tissues.
Acute renal failure
Due to intense heat weave Skelton muscles are, damaged broken down and disintegrated. Break down products of muscles
The muscle damaged may be caused by physical factors such as strenuous exercise, prolonged walking in sun heat, strolling in the heat even at 5 a.m
The diagnosis is made by blood tests and urinalysis. The content of infection in blood is measured by Erythrocyte sedimentation rate. It must be regularly monitored on daily basis. The severity of infection depends on level of ESR in the blood stream
Intravenous fluid must be maintained day and night till the infection subsided. Dextrose is administered intravenously to compensate for the loss of vital fluids through vomiting and diarrhoea.