A 12-year-old boy was brought to the emergency room after he sustained a crush injury in a car accident. His condition stabilized after 6 hours but he becomes oliguric and his urine is brown in color. Diagnosis of rhabdomyolysis is suspected.
Which one of these conditions is most likely found in this patient?
Rhabdomyolysis is mainly associated with hyperphosphatemia which leads to reflex hypocalcemia. Hyperkalemia, not hypokalemia due to release of potassium ions may occur.
The correct answer is B