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November 1983

Fibrous Myopathy in Association With Pentazocine

Author Affiliations

From the Section of Rheumatology, the Department of Medicine, William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans' Hospital (Drs Adams and Sundstrom) and the Department of Medicine, the University of Wisconsin (Drs Adams, Horowitz, and Sundstrom), Madison.

Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(11):2203-2204. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350110193042

• Cutaneous complications of chronic parenteral narcotic use have been described. A 61-year-old man had severe joint restriction secondary to fibrous replacement of proximal muscles. Parenteral pentazocine lactate use was implicated in the cause of his condition.

(Arch Intern Med 1983;143:2203-2204)