Patient reports nutritional myopathy after bariatric surgery

Australian neurologists have reported the case of a man who presented with severe nutritional myopathy and sensory peripheral neuropathy after undergoing bariatric surgery.
The 30-year-old man reported a two-week history of progressive proximal weakness involving his legs, rendering him unable to walk. He weighed 130kg at the time, having lost 110kg in the eight months since the surgery.
Neurologists found during examination that there was mild proximal or distal weakness of grade 4/5 in his upper limbs, with wasting of both quadriceps muscles.
Proximal strength in the lower limbs was grade 3/5 and the distal strength 4/5. While deep tendon reflexes were normal in the

Latest

Trending