The Marmara earthquake: Epidemiological analysis of the victims with nephrological problems

Sever M., Erek E., Vanholder R., Akoglu E., Yavuz M., Ergin H., ...More

KIDNEY INTERNATIONAL, vol.60, no.3, pp.1114-1123, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1523-1755.2001.0600031114.x
  • Title of Journal : KIDNEY INTERNATIONAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.1114-1123


Background. Crush syndrome resulting from earthquakes is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, as seen during the catastrophic Marmara earthquake that struck Northwestern Turkey in August 1999. This report analyzes the epidemiological characteristics of the crush syndrome victims of this disaster.