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Drug induced myopathies

Mastaglia, F.L. (2006) Drug induced myopathies. Practical Neurology, 6 (1). pp. 4-13.

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Iatrogenic disorders are an important cause of morbidity, mortality, and admission to hospital. Although drug induced myopathies may be individually uncommon, they are nevertheless an important group of disorders that must be considered when evaluating any patient presenting with muscular symptoms. Their importance lies in the fact that unlike many other neuromuscular disorders they are potentially reversible once the offending agent is withdrawn, whereas failure to recognise their iatrogenic nature will result in unnecessary morbidity and, in some instances, even a fatal outcome...

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
Copyright: 2006 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd
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