Hypothyroidism Presenting as Hoffman’s Syndrome – A Case Report

Authors

  • NS Neki Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Govt. Medical College and Guru Nanak Dev Hospital
  • Ishu Singh Senior Resident, Dept. of Medicine, Govt. Medical College and Guru Nanak Dev Hospital
  • Jasbir Kumar Asst. Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Govt. Medical College and Guru Nanak Dev Hospital
  • Ankur Jain Junior Resident, Dept. of Medicine, Govt. Medical College and Guru Nanak Dev Hospital
  • Tamil Mani Junior Resident, Dept. of Medicine, Govt. Medical College and Guru Nanak Dev Hospital

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v16i2.25440

Keywords:

Hoffman syndrome, Thyroid myopathy, Hypothyroidism

Abstract

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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Author Biography

NS Neki, Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Govt. Medical College and Guru Nanak Dev Hospital



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Published

2015-11-05

How to Cite

Neki, N., Singh, I., Kumar, J., Jain, A., & Mani, T. (2015). Hypothyroidism Presenting as Hoffman’s Syndrome – A Case Report. Journal of Medicine, 16(2), 112–114. https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v16i2.25440

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