Hypothyroid myopathy-pathological and ultrastructural study.

@article{Lin2000HypothyroidMA,
  title={Hypothyroid myopathy-pathological and ultrastructural study.},
  author={Raymond T. P. Lin and C. K. Liu and Cẩm T{\'u} T{\`a}i and Chiou-Lian Lai},
  journal={The Kaohsiung journal of medical sciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={
          68-75
        }
}
Seventeen patients with hypothyroid myopathy were studied before and after thyroxine (T4) treatment. The severity of clinical myopathy was assessed with the aid of a modified rating scale. Laboratory findings including thyroid function, serum creatine kinase (CK), and electromyography were assessed at regular time intervals until a final muscle biopsy was performed. The average period of follow-up was 1.8 years. The authors emphasize: 1) in skeletal muscle pathology of hypothyroidism, the fiber… CONTINUE READING

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