Metabolic myopathies

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The metabolic myopathies are a heterogeneous group of diseases characterized by impaired skeletal muscle energy production. Primary metabolic myopathies are associated with genetically determined defects in glycogen and lipid metabolism and in mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation. These include the muscle glycogenoses and the lipid and mitochondrial myopathies. Other metabolic myopathies arise from endocrine or electrolyte abnormalities and therapy with specific drugs. A classification of the primary metabolic myopathies is presented in Table 19-1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPrimer on the Rheumatic Diseases
Subtitle of host publicationThirteenth Edition
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780387356648
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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