Title

Preventable Rhabdomyolysis in Prison Inmates

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2001

Description

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.

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