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J Rheumatol. 1996 Sep;23(9):1644-6.

Polymyositis developing after prolonged injections of pentazocine.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea.

Abstract

Pentazocine is a frequently used analgesic drug. Numerous complications have been reported in association with its use, including skin fibrosis, skin ulceration, abnormal skin pigmentation and symmetrical myopathy. Fibrous myopathy is a rare but conspicuous complication of prolonged pentazocine injection. However, inflammatory myopathy has not previously been related to this substance abuse. We describe a patient who developed polymyositis after 13 months of pentazocine injections.

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