Research Article

Acute renal failure due to rhabdomyolysis associated with use of a straitjacket in lysergide intoxication.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1984; 288 doi: (Published 30 June 1984) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1984;288:1949
  1. J Mercieca,
  2. E A Brown


    Acute renal failure is a known sequel to rhabdomyolysis, both traumatic and non-traumatic. Two patients who had been placed in straitjackets after taking lysergide (LSD) developed acute renal failure and rhabdomyolysis. One subsequently died. The rhabdomyolysis probably resulted from a combination of severe restraint and the violent movements induced by the drug. The use of straitjackets cannot be considered to be completely safe in such cases.