Severe myopathy in patients with thyrotoxicosis.

  title={Severe myopathy in patients with thyrotoxicosis.},
  author={Kiyoshi Hashizume},
  journal={Internal medicine},
  volume={39 6},
Myopathy, including muscle weakness, is not rare in patients with thyrotoxicosis ( 1 ). While the precise mechanism of the myopathy associated with Graves' disease is not known, several hypotheses are reported. Some patients show myoskeletal disorders from an autoimmune mechanism. One of the most important states is disorder of neuromuscular junction, observed in the patients with myasthenia gravis and EatonLamburt syndrome. It is reported that the anti-acetylcholine receptor antibodies that… CONTINUE READING