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Endocrine Myopathies

  • Michael R. Douglas
  • Zaki Hassan-Smith
  • Robert L. Ruff
Chapter

Abstract

Endocrine myopathies may present in a wide range of clinical presentations. This chapter highlights the underlying pathophysiology of the most common endocrinopathies as well as the iatrogenic disorders associated with use of glucocorticoids, with a particular emphasis on their clinical presentation, relevant investigations, treatment, and prognosis.

Keywords

Neurology of Endocrine Disease Endocrine Myopathies Glucocorticoid Excess Hyperthyroidism Hypothyroidism Addison’s Disease Vitamin D 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael R. Douglas
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zaki Hassan-Smith
    • 3
  • Robert L. Ruff
    • 4
  1. 1.Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley Group NHS Foundation TrustDudley, West MidlandsUK
  2. 2.School of Clinical and Experimental MedicineUniversity of Birmingham, Centre for Translational Inflammation ResearchBirminghamUK
  3. 3.Centre for Endocrinology, Diabetes and MetabolismUniversity of Birmingham, Institute for Biomedical Research, School of Clinical and Experimental MedicineBirmingham, West MidlandsUK
  4. 4.Department of NeurologyLouis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of MedicineClevelandUSA

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