Toxic Myopathies

  • Ralph W. Kuncl
  • Gary J. Romano


Toxic myopathies are myopathies induced by drugs or toxins. This chapter discusses the clinical features and morphological, electrophysiological, and metabolic evidence of these myopathies. Our goal is to provide a framework that can be used to better recognize categories of muscle toxins, understand the mechanisms by which they cause muscle damage, identify risk factors which predispose patients to myopathy, and thereby enhance the ability to diagnose these disorders.


Toxic myopathies statin myopathies lipid lowering agents’ myopathies alcoholic myopathies 


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