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Myoedema with pseudohypertrophic hypothyroid myopathy (Hoffman’s syndrome)

Abstract

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.

  • myopathy
  • neuroendocrinology
  • muscular dystrophy

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