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Ann Clin Neurophysiol > Volume 7(2); 2005 > Article
Ann Clin Neurophysiol. 2005; 7(2): 110-113.
Alcoholic Myopathy Accompanied with Acute Reversible Encephalopathy
Jong Kuk Kim, Ji-Hyun Lee, Min-Jeong Kim, Bong-Goo Yoo, Kwang-Soo Kim, Sang-Myung Cheon, Hee Young Jo, and Sang Won Yi
Copyright © 2005 The Korean Society of Clinical Neurophysiology
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ABSTRACT
Patients of chronic alcoholism may show many kinds of complications such as myopathy, nutritional problems,peripheral neuropathy, withdrawal seizure and encephalopathies. We report an unusual case of alcoholic myopathy diagnosed with typical laboratory and pathological findings initially manifested as acute reversible encephalopathy showing transient abnormalities on brain MRI.
Key words: Alcohol, Myopathy, Encephalopathy
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