The impact of overt and subclinical hyperthyroidism on skeletal muscle.

  title={The impact of overt and subclinical hyperthyroidism on skeletal muscle.},
  author={Michael D. Brennan and Claudia C. Powell and Kenton R. Kaufman and Pi Chang Sun and Rebecca S. Bahn and K. Sreekumaran Nair},
  journal={Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association},
  volume={16 4},
OBJECTIVE Patients with overt hyperthyroidism (OH) commonly have proximal limb muscle weakness that improves after correction of hyperthyroidism. It is unclear, however, if patients with milder degrees of hyperthyroidism (referred to as subclinical hyperthyroidism or SCH) may also have a degree of muscle weakness. This may have clinical relevance as SCH patients are often elderly and may therefore have concurrent sarcopenia of aging and would represent a previously unrecognized complication of… CONTINUE READING


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