Metabolic myopathies

A. Martin, R. G. Haller, R. Barohn

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Metabolic myopathies are disorders of muscle energy production that result in skeletal muscle dysfunction. Cardiac and systemic metabolic dysfunction may coexist. Symptoms are often intermittent and provoked by exercise or changes in supply of lipid and carbohydrate fuels. Specific disorders of lipid and carbohydrate metabolism in muscle are reviewed. Evaluation often requires provocative exercise testing. These tests may include ischemic forearm exercise, aerobic cycle exercise, and 31P magnetic resonance spectroscopy with exercise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)552-558
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Rheumatology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology


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