Rhabdomyolysis Symptoms and Causes (cont.)
Rehydrating the patient aggressively with intravenous (IV) fluids is the first line of treatment for rhabdomyolysis, to try to flush the myoglobin in the blood thorough the kidney filtration system. If this doesn't work, temporary dialysis may be needed to remove the myoglobin proteins and hopefully protect the kidneys over the long term.
It is strange that 13 players would get sick at one time. And the investigation continues whether it was due to an excessively hard workout or some other cause. There are always lessons to be learned about the body.
REFERENCE: abcnews.go.com. Thirteen University of Iowa Football Players Hospitalized.
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