Hypothyroidism simulating polymyositis

C. Salvarani, N. Marcello, P. Macchioni, D. Guidetti, F. Rossi, I. Iori, R. Baricchi, L. Ghirelli, I. Portioli

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Musculoskeletal symptoms may predominate and may be the presenting feature of hypothyroidism. Hochberg et al. (1) reported on 2 hypothyroid patients with a muscular syndrome presenting clinical and laboratory features indistinguishable from polymyositis. We also have observed 2 patients in whom muscle weakness and tenderness combined with marked elevation of serum muscle enzymes led us to a misdiagnosis of polymyositis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-149
Number of pages3
JournalScandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology
  • Immunology and Allergy


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