Myopathy during amiodarone treatment: a case report

F. Carella, E. Riva, L. Morandi, E. Cappiello, A. Mangoni

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The case of a 69-year-old woman who developed muscle weakness on chronic amiodarone treatment is reported. Muscle biopsy showed vacuolar alterations and a marked accumulation of amiodarone and of its metabolite desethylamiodarone was found in the muscle sample despite normal blood levels. Amiodarone-induced morphological alterations of the muscle may be related to the actual tissue concentration rather than to the blood level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)603-608
Number of pages6
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1987


  • Amiodarone
  • side effects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology


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