Recurrent rhabdomyolysis as a manifestation of alcoholic myopathy. Report of a case.
A 38-year-old man experienced six severe episodes of rhabdomyolysis and two episodes of pharyngeal muscle weakness superimposed on chronic alcoholic myopathy and complicated by cardiomyopathy. A muscle biopsy specimen demonstrated sharply reduced levels of electrolytes despite normal serum values; presumably, these deficiencies were related to the pathogenesis of the recurrent rhabdomyolysis.
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Kopyt, N., Myers, A. R., Mandel, S., & Shachter, N. (1984). Recurrent rhabdomyolysis as a manifestation of alcoholic myopathy. Report of a case. Archives of internal medicine, 144(4), 821–823.
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine