Preventable Rhabdomyolysis in Prison Inmates
Two inmates of our county jail suffered painful, life-threatening illness, and our taxpayers had considerable financial loss, as the result of self-inflicted rhabdomyolysis. We found reports of three similar cases from other states. Since prisoners are treated in a variety of medical facilities, this illness may be more common than reports indicate. It can be prevented by education and supervision of prisoners.
Schoondyke, J. W.; Ridgeway, N. A.; and Hubbs, D. T.. 2001. Preventable Rhabdomyolysis in Prison Inmates. Tennessee medicine : journal of the Tennessee Medical Association. Vol.94(9). 337-338. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11550400/ PMID: 11550400 ISSN: 1088-6222