Skeletal muscle phosphorus and magnesium deficiency in alcoholic myopathy

R. Anderson, M. Cohen, R. Haller

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Skeletal muscle composition was examined in 13 patients with acute alcoholic myopathy. Although low total phosphorus content was the most prominent finding, magnesium was also depressed. Muscle contents of calcium, sodium and chloride were abnormally increased. Hypophosphatemia, hypomagnesemia, hypokalemia and hypocalcemia were common but bore little, if any, relationship to corresponding values in skeletal muscle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106-112
Number of pages7
JournalMineral and Electrolyte Metabolism
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Biochemistry


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