Toxic and drug-induced myopathies.

  title={Toxic and drug-induced myopathies.},
  author={Marinos C. Dalakas},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  volume={80 8},
Drugs used for therapeutic interventions either alone or in combination may sometimes cause unexpected toxicity to the muscles, resulting in a varying degree of symptomatology, from mild discomfort and inconvenience to permanent damage and disability. The clinician should suspect a toxic myopathy when a patient without a pre-existing muscle disease develops myalgia, fatigue, weakness or myoglobinuria, temporally connected to the administration of a drug or exposure to a myotoxic substance. This… CONTINUE READING


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