Pentazocine-induced Neuromuscular Syndromes: Clinical, Immunological and Histopathological Studies in two Cases

  • C. Mariani
  • G. Meola
  • P. L. Meroni
  • C. Guaita
  • G. Scarlato
Part of the Acta Neuropathologica Supplementum book series (NEUROPATHOLOGIC, volume 7)

Summary

Two cases of pentazocine-induced neuromuscular syndrome in addicted patients are reported. Histochemical and quantitative histographic analyses of muscle biopsies performed in areas distant from site of injection, disclosed type 2 atrophy. A generalized myotoxic effect of pentazocine is suggested.

Key words

pentazocine myopathy myotoxicity 

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© Springer-Verlag 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Mariani
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. Meola
    • 1
  • P. L. Meroni
    • 1
  • C. Guaita
    • 1
  • G. Scarlato
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurology-Medical SchoolUniversity of MilanMilanItaly
  2. 2.Clinica Neurologica-Università di MilanoMilanoItaly

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