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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Coexistence Of Hypothyroidism And Polymyositis [coexistência De Hipotiroidismo E Polimiosite]
Author: Singh M.F.B.
Fernandes S.R.M.
Costallat L.T.L.
Bertolo M.B.
De Souza Queiroz L.
Samara A.M.
Abstract: Patients with hypothyroidism frequently present with musculoskeletal complaints and elevated serum levels of muscle enzymes, like creatine kinase (CK). With adequate hormonal treatment, the maintenance of high values of CK and muscle symptoms are uncommon. This work reports a 47-year-old woman with hypothyroidism, proximal muscle weakness and increased CK, who didn't improved with levothyroxine treatment. The diagnosis of polymyositis was based on electromyography and muscle biopsy. After treatment with prednisone plus methotrexate and increase of the levothyroxine dose, there were a clinical improvement and a normalization of CK values.
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Date Issue: 2003
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