Side effects such as increased liver or muscle enzymes, cytopenia, and neuromyopathy
may, in rare cases, require a reduction or even cessation of colchicine in patients with amyloidosis (10).
Complications such as infection and neuromyopathy
were not increasing in corticosteroids group.
related to colchicine presents as distal areflexia, mild sensory changes and weakness of the proximal muscles and increased creatine kinase levels and low motor unit potentials on electromyography.
Vasileiadis et al., "Electrical muscle stimulation prevent critical illness poly neuromyopathy
: a randomized parallel intervention trial," Critical Care, vol.
ICU acquired neuromyopathy
was observed but got better with intensive kinesitherapy.
(13) (Up to elevated (13) 60% of patients on long-term glucocorticoids experience myopathy) Chloroquine Slow, progressive, Chronic use, higher painless proximal doses (14) muscle weakness and atrophy--typically in the arms more than in the legs; may be secondary to a concomitant neuromyopathy
(14) Amiodarone Case reports of Kidney disease, myopathy with severe simultaneous use of proximal and distal colchicine and/or muscle weakness and statins.
[9.] Pulipaka U, Lacomis D, Omalu BAmiodarone-induced neuromyopathy
: three cases and a review of the literature.
Effects of chronic sepsis on contractile properties of fast twitch muscle in an experimental model of critical illness neuromyopathy
in the rat.
Cassandra's father states that she has "congenital neuromyopathy
. Her mother gave it to her in utero.
Intensive care unitacquired neuromyopathy
and corticosteroids in survivors of persistent ARDS.
Galeazzi et al., "Colchicine myopathy and neuromyopathy
: two cases with different characteristics," Journal of Clinical Rheumatology, vol.
Critical illness neuromyopathy
and muscle weakness in patients in the intensive care unit.