Ipecac myopathy and cardiomyopathy.


Journal Article

Two cases of ipecac myopathy, one with associated cardiomyopathy are reported. Both patients were young women with eating disorders who came to medical attention because of diffuse muscle weakness. Clinical and electromyographic data suggested ipecac myopathy and muscle biopsies confirmed this diagnosis. One patient had associated clinical and echocardiographic evidence of significant cardiomyopathy. The myopathy resolved and the echocardiogram returned to normal after discontinuing the use of ipecac.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dresser, LP; Massey, EW; Johnson, EE; Bossen, E

Published Date

  • May 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 56 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 560 - 562

PubMed ID

  • 8099367

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8099367

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3050

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1136/jnnp.56.5.560


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England