Pentazocine-induced neuromuscular syndromes: clinical, immunological and histopathological studies in two cases.

C. Mariani, G. Meola, P. L. Meroni, C. Guaita, G. Scarlato

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)246-248
Number of pages3
JournalActa neuropathologica. Supplementum
Publication statusPublished - 1981


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