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J Neurocrit Care 2010;3(1): 20-22.
정중신경병증을 동반한 갑상선 기능 저하성 근병증 1예
신 형 우·구 본 대
관동대학교 의과대학 명지병원 신경과학교실
A Case of Hypothyroid Myopathy with Median Neuropathy
Hyung Woo Shin, MD and Bon D. Ku, MD, PhD
Department of Neurology, Myongji Hospital, Kwandong University College of Medicine, Goyang, Korea
ABSTRACT
Background: Hypothyroidism can cause diverse neuromuscular diseases such as myopathy, myasthenia gravis and peripheral neuropathy. It is rarely reported, however, myopathy with peripheral neuropathy due to hypothyroidism.
Case Report: We experienced a 40 year-old man who developed simultaneous myopathy and median neuropathy due to Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. The clinical symptoms and thyroid hormone level are restored in the early phase of treatment but the serum creatine kinase level increased persistently.
Conclusions: This is the first case report of a simultaneous occurrence of myopathy with median neuropathy due to hypothyroidism in Korea.
Key Words: Myopathy · Median neuropathy · Hypothyroidism
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