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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: [neuropathy Caused By Amiodarone: Clinico-pathologic Study Of 2 Cases].
Author: Maciel Júnior, J A
Queiroz, L
Abstract: Two patients, a 40-year-old woman and a 75-year-old man, were investigated due to a chronic polyneuritis. Amiodarone was used by them to treat refractory cardiac arrhythmia since 4 and 6 years before, respectively. The EMG study showed an axonal neuropathy. The light and electron-microscopical study of sural nerve displayed a loss of large myelinated fibers and a marked reduction of unmyelinated axons, associated with osmiophilic lamellated inclusions in Schwann cells and endothelial venulae. The interruption of amiodarone therapy improved neuropathy. Considered together with similar reports in perhexiline neuropathy and with chloroquine induced neuropathy this would stress the importance of these new drug-induced neurolipidosis.
Subject: Adult
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Lipid Metabolism
Spinal Nerves
Sural Nerve
Citation: Arquivos De Neuro-psiquiatria. v. 47, n. 4, p. 474-8, 1989-Dec.
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 1989
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