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What is crush syndrome? Why is water not given to those who are under the rubble?

After the Kahramanmaraş-centered earthquake, when the deaths and loss of life were announced one by one, crush syndrome came to light. Crush syndrome seen in the person after being rescued from the wreckage can have a fatal effect. So, what is crush syndrome?

Crush syndrome, shock, kidney failure, heart and respiratory failure, which occurs as a result of crushing a part or whole of the body, is called Crush syndrome. I Although it comes to the fore due to reasons such as work and traffic accidents, blows, being under the snow, one of the most common and common causes arises when it is under a dent due to an earthquake. It has been reported that people who survived the Messina earthquake in 1909 had Crush syndrome. As a result of the Kahramanmaraş-centered earthquake that took place in our country, which is located on the fault lines, many lives were lost in the earthquake that affected 10 provinces.

Crush syndrome


Crush syndrome is the case of muscle edema, swelling or respiratory failure that develops as a result of crushing and pressure on certain parts or all of the body. It was observed that people who survived the earthquake showed symptoms with weakness, muscle swelling and brown urine, and died in the hospital a short time later.

Earthquake Crush syndrome


The first resort method in cases of crush syndrome is to increase the rate of fluid in the blood. Potassium reduction and fasciotomy are common periods. Dialysis is a less common treatment modality.

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