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What is Bywaters' syndrome?

What is Bywaters' syndrome?

  • Bywaters' syndrome: A trauma or accident involving the crushing of soft tissues and associated symptoms. Severe cases can result in death.
  • Bywaters' syndrome: Severe systemic manifestation of trauma and ischemia involving soft tissues, principally skeletal muscle, due to prolonged severe crushing. It leads to increased permeability of the cell membrane and to the release of potassium, enzymes, and myoglobin from within cells. Ischemic renal dysfunction secondary to hypotension and diminished renal perfusion results in acute tubular necrosis and uremia.
    Source - Diseases Database

Bywaters' syndrome: Introduction

Types of Bywaters' syndrome:

Broader types of Bywaters' syndrome:

How serious is Bywaters' syndrome?

Complications of Bywaters' syndrome: see complications of Bywaters' syndrome

What causes Bywaters' syndrome?

Causes of Bywaters' syndrome: see causes of Bywaters' syndrome

What are the symptoms of Bywaters' syndrome?

Symptoms of Bywaters' syndrome: see symptoms of Bywaters' syndrome

Complications of Bywaters' syndrome: see complications of Bywaters' syndrome

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Bywaters' syndrome: Emergency Medicine Physician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Bywaters' syndrome.
Treatments for Bywaters' syndrome: see treatments for Bywaters' syndrome
Research for Bywaters' syndrome: see research for Bywaters' syndrome

Name and Aliases of Bywaters' syndrome

Main name of condition: Bywaters' syndrome

Other names or spellings for Bywaters' syndrome:

crush syndrome, compression syndrome, ischemic muscular necrosis syndrome

Tissue trauma, Crush syndrome Source - Diseases Database


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