CARNITIN-MANGEL-MYOPATHIE. EPISODISCHE BELASTUNGSABHANGIGE MYALGIEN UND SCHWACHE

Translated title of the contribution: Carnitine deficiency myopathy

F. Jerusalem, A. G. Engel, Ch Sengupta

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Abstract

Carnitine is a carrier for the transport of long-chain fatty acids from the cytoplasmic to the mitochondrial space. So far 18 cases of carnitine deficiency myopathy have been recognized, generally occurring as progressive or relapsing myopathy. In contrast episodic exercise-induced myalgia and paresis was found in a 46-year-old patient with carnitine deficiency myopathy which was quickly reversible at rest. As a consequence of this observation carnitine deficiency myopathy must be added to the differential diagnosis of the McArdle syndrome (muscular phosphorylase deficiency) and other 'exercise myopathies'.

Translated title of the contributionCarnitine deficiency myopathy
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)469-473
Number of pages5
JournalDeutsche medizinische Wochenschrift
Volume105
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - 1980

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