Respiratory muscle weakness and dyspnea in thyrotoxic patients.


Dyspnea on exertion is a frequently reported symptom of thyrotoxicosis. In the majority of cases, there is no obvious cause of dyspnea, but as skeletal myopathy is also common in thyrotoxic patients, it has been postulated that increased dyspnea could be secondary to respiratory muscle weakness. We sought to determine whether thyrotoxic patients were in… (More)


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@article{McElvaney1990RespiratoryMW, title={Respiratory muscle weakness and dyspnea in thyrotoxic patients.}, author={Gerry McElvaney and P. G. Wilcox and M S Fairbarn and C C Hilliam and Gerard Wilkins and P{\^a}mela Par{\'e} and Richard L. Pardy}, journal={The American review of respiratory disease}, year={1990}, volume={141 5 Pt 1}, pages={1221-7} }