Ipecac myopathy and cardiomyopathy

Lee P. Dresser, E. Wayne Massey, Eric Johnson, Edward Bossen

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Abstract

Two cases of ipecac myopathy, one with associated cardiomyopathy are reported. Both patients were young women with eating disorders who came to medical attention because of diffuse muscle weakness. Clinical and electromyographic data suggested ipecac myopathy and muscle biopsies confirmed this diagnosis. One patient had associated clinical and echocardiographic evidence of significant carcliomyopathy. The myopathy resolved and the echocardiogram returned to normal after discontinuing the use of ipecac.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)560-562
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Volume56
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

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Ipecac
Muscular Diseases
Cardiomyopathies
Muscle Weakness
Biopsy
Muscles

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  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Ipecac myopathy and cardiomyopathy. / Dresser, Lee P.; Massey, E. Wayne; Johnson, Eric; Bossen, Edward.

In: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Vol. 56, No. 5, 01.01.1993, p. 560-562.

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Dresser, Lee P. ; Massey, E. Wayne ; Johnson, Eric ; Bossen, Edward. / Ipecac myopathy and cardiomyopathy. In: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. 1993 ; Vol. 56, No. 5. pp. 560-562.
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