Acute hypokalemic myopathy in alcoholism: a clinical entity

A. E. Rubenstein, Stanley F. Wainapel

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)553-555
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Neurology
Volume34
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes

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Hypokalemia
Muscular Diseases
Alcoholism
Muscle Cramp
Myalgia
Alcoholics
Potassium
Pain
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Acute hypokalemic myopathy in alcoholism : a clinical entity. / Rubenstein, A. E.; Wainapel, Stanley F.

In: Archives of Neurology, Vol. 34, No. 9, 1977, p. 553-555.

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