Amyloid myopathy presenting with respiratory failure

J. Ashe, C. O. Borel, G. Hart, Richard L Humphrey, D. A. Derrick, R. W. Kuncl

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Abstract

Amyloidosis is a rare cause of myopathy. Its prominent or presenting feature may be respiratory failure. Physiological measurement of transdiaphragmatic pressure and biopsy specimens of muscle show the pathological mechanism to be diaphragm weakness due to amyloid infiltration of the diaphragm rather than parenchymal lung involvement. Thus amyloid myopathy even without the typical macroglossia and muscle pseudohypertrophy should be considered as one of the neurological causes of respiratory failure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-165
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Volume55
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1992

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Muscular Diseases
Diaphragm
Amyloid
Respiratory Insufficiency
Macroglossia
Muscles
Amyloidosis
Biopsy
Pressure
Lung

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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Ashe, J., Borel, C. O., Hart, G., Humphrey, R. L., Derrick, D. A., & Kuncl, R. W. (1992). Amyloid myopathy presenting with respiratory failure. Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 55(2), 162-165.

Amyloid myopathy presenting with respiratory failure. / Ashe, J.; Borel, C. O.; Hart, G.; Humphrey, Richard L; Derrick, D. A.; Kuncl, R. W.

In: Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Vol. 55, No. 2, 1992, p. 162-165.

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Ashe, J, Borel, CO, Hart, G, Humphrey, RL, Derrick, DA & Kuncl, RW 1992, 'Amyloid myopathy presenting with respiratory failure', Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, vol. 55, no. 2, pp. 162-165.
Ashe J, Borel CO, Hart G, Humphrey RL, Derrick DA, Kuncl RW. Amyloid myopathy presenting with respiratory failure. Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. 1992;55(2):162-165.
Ashe, J. ; Borel, C. O. ; Hart, G. ; Humphrey, Richard L ; Derrick, D. A. ; Kuncl, R. W. / Amyloid myopathy presenting with respiratory failure. In: Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. 1992 ; Vol. 55, No. 2. pp. 162-165.
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