Distal vacuolar myopathy with complete heart block.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We describe a 26-year-old man with a predominantly distal myopathy and complete heart block. A muscle biopsy specimen demonstrated numerous vacuoles, which, by electron microscopy, contained membranous whorls. Filamentous inclusions characteristic of inclusion body myositis were not seen. It is important to be aware that life-threatening cardiac disease may occur in this setting.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Krendel, DA; Gilchrist, JM; Bossen, EH

Published Date

  • June 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 698 - 699

PubMed ID

  • 3369979

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-9942

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archneur.1988.00520300118032


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States