Myofasciitis and polyneuritis related to Buprenorphine abuse.

Various kinds of neuromuscular manifestations are known with the recreational drugs. We report an interesting case of extensive myositis and fasciitis of thigh following an injection of a solution of Buprenorphine. The inflammatory process affected the sciatic and obturator nerve as well.
AuthorsV Sharma, S Vasoo, B Ong
JournalNeurology & clinical neurophysiology : NCN (Neurol Clin Neurophysiol) Vol. 2005 Pg. 2 (Nov 02 2005) ISSN: 1526-8748 [Electronic] United States
PMID17139391 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Narcotics
  • Buprenorphine
  • Adult
  • Buprenorphine (adverse effects)
  • Compartment Syndromes (chemically induced, pathology, physiopathology)
  • Fasciitis (chemically induced, pathology, physiopathology)
  • Gait Disorders, Neurologic (chemically induced, pathology, physiopathology)
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intramuscular (adverse effects)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Muscle, Skeletal (innervation, pathology, physiopathology)
  • Myositis (chemically induced, pathology, physiopathology)
  • Narcotics (adverse effects)
  • Obturator Nerve (drug effects, pathology, physiopathology)
  • Opioid-Related Disorders (complications)
  • Sciatic Nerve (drug effects, pathology, physiopathology)
  • Sciatic Neuropathy (chemically induced, pathology, physiopathology)
  • Thigh (innervation, pathology, physiopathology)

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