Journal of Neurology

, Volume 257, Issue 12, pp 2091–2093

Amyloid myopathy: a therapeutic trial for the rare and underdiagnosed myopathy with bortezomib

  • Kensuke Shiga
  • Reiko Mizutani
  • Reina Isayama
  • Chihiro Shimazaki
  • Takahiko Tokuda
  • Masanori Nakagawa
Letter to the Editors
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kensuke Shiga
    • 1
  • Reiko Mizutani
    • 1
  • Reina Isayama
    • 1
  • Chihiro Shimazaki
    • 2
  • Takahiko Tokuda
    • 1
  • Masanori Nakagawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyKyoto Prefectural University of MedicineKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Department of HematologyKyoto Prefectural University of MedicineKyotoJapan

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