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Will rhabdomyolysis kill me if i don't get treatment?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 27 years experience
Maybe: Depends on severity. A mild to moderate case will improve with hydration and supportive measures. A more severe case is still treatable but can lead to complications such as kidney failure (temporary or permanent), irregular heart beat, and/or respiratory failure.
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: It will cause acute renal and possibly liver failure.
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