Hypothyroidism Presenting as Hoffmans Syndrome A Case Report
Keywords:Hoffman syndrome, Thyroid myopathy, Hypothyroidism
Hoffman syndrome is characterized by pseudohypertrophy of muscles, muscles weakness & stiffness complicating hypothyroidism. We describe the disorder in a 45 years old female admitted with complaints of myalgia, proximal muscle weakness & calf muscle hypertrophy since 11 months. Thyroid function tests, marked elevation of muscle enzyme, electromyogram & muscle biopsy established the diagnosis of thyroid myopathy with Hoffmans syndrome. Therapy with levothyroxine resulted in marked clinical & biochemical improvements.
J MEDICINE July 2015; 16 (2) : 112-114
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