PMID: 7090730Mar 1, 1982Paper

Osteomalacic myopathy in a case of diffuse nodular lipomatosis of the small bowel

Acta neurologica Belgica
L PalmucciR Coda

Abstract

The case of a 57-year-old woman is described with a two months history of proximal muscle weakness and pain, marked hypotrophy and brisk reflexes. Clinical investigation demonstrated normal serum CK, myopathic EMG and osteomalacia. Muscle biopsy showed type II fibre atrophy and mitochondrial alterations without inclusions. Further examinations including a jejunal biopsy revealed malabsorption accounting for osteomalacia. At autopsy diffuse nodular lipomatosis of the small bowel was detected (Acta neurol. belg., 1982, 82, 65-71).

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