Endocrine Myopathies Follow-up

Updated: Jun 12, 2017
  • Author: Wayne E Anderson, DO, FAHS, FAAN; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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Follow-up

Complications

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  • Hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and other endocrine states may be fatal.
  • Myopathy may be painful, and the pain must be addressed either in the form of symptomatic therapies or curative treatment of the endocrine diseases.
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Prognosis

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  • Prognosis depends on the underlying endocrine process. Myopathy often abates with correction of underlying disease.
  • Prolonged weakness and partial recovery are common especially in severe cases and in patients with delayed or suboptimal treatment.
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Patient Education

For excellent patient education resources, visit eMedicineHealth's Thyroid and Metabolism Center. Also, see eMedicineHealth's patient education article Anatomy of the Endocrine System.

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