Focal myopathy induced by chronic intramuscular heroin injection

Elan D. Louis, Russ A. Bodner, Yasoma B. Challenor, John C.M. Brust

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A patient developed focal fibrotic myopathy after manry Years of intramuscular heroin use. While such changes have been associated with chronic intramuscular injections of pentazocine and a similar myopathy resulting from chronic intramuscular heroin has not been convincingly described. © 1994 John & Sons, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)550-552
Number of pages3
JournalMuscle & Nerve
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • heroin
  • myopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Physiology (medical)


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