Myoedema is an under-recognised neurological sign that can help the bedside diagnosis of metabolic or endocrine myopathies. Myoedema together with pseudo-hypertrophy make a likely diagnosis of hypothyroid myopathy, and its identification may avoid unnecessary investigations.
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Contributors AT: concept and design, acquisition of data and analysis and interpretation of data; manuscript preparation. JS: drafting the article, acquisition of data. NV: manuscript preparation. VL: drafting the article and revising the manuscript for critical analysis.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed by Jon Walters, Swansea, UK.