Title

Therapeutic Effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen on Inclusion Body Myositis

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1-2012

Abstract

An inflammatory myopathy, inclusion body myositis (IBM) presents with progressive muscle weakness against a background of elevated creatine kinase and diffuse endomysial damage. Typically occurring in patients greater than 50 years of age, it is commonly misdiagnosed as polymyositis or other rheumatological disease and is often ineffectively treated with steroids [1]. The approach to IBM is frequently a clinical challenge due to its unique and often aberrant response to common treatment modalities. Here we report an apparent improvement in the clinical course of and associated laboratory findings in a patient with co-existing IBM following the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy as an adjunct for managing ischemic colitis.

Publication Title

Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine

Volume

39

Issue

6

First Page

1111

Last Page

1114

PubMed ID

23342768

Comments

This article was published in Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine, Volume 39, Issue 6, November-December 2012, Pages 1111-4.

Copyright © 2012 Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc.

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