Pseudothyrotoxic myopathy: a complication of thionamide therapy in hyperthyroidism.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A hyperthyroid patient treated with methimazole for three weeks developed proximal muscle weakness, myalgia, arthralgia, and fever, and thyrotoxic myopathy was diagnosed. The signs and symptoms spontaneously abated when antithyroid medication was discontinued. This case identified a complication of thionamide treatment mimicking thyrotoxic myopathy and points to the therapeutic necessity of making such a differentiation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Burch, WM

Published Date

  • November 1, 1979

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 72 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1494 - 1495

PubMed ID

  • 505096

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0038-4348


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States