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Crush syndrome (CS) a form of traumatic rhabdomyolysis, can have fatal consequences often because the early manifestations are not recognised and there are delays in appropriate treatment. Recent publications on CS in the Emergency Medicine Journal have reported cases following earthquakes in China.1 2 These studies highlighted the prolonged exposure of patients to crushing injuries before getting in-hospital medical …
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Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the Ngwelezane Hospital local ethics committee.
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