Two cases of an acute myopathy without muscle pain, tenderness, or swelling are described in alcoholic patients. Both were associated with severe hypokalemia and were largely reversible with potassium repletion. Hypokalemia may be the cause of some cases of acute myopathy in alcoholism, particularly those in which muscle cramps are absent.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Archives of Neurology|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1977|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Clinical Neurology