PREGNANCY, THYROTOXICOSIS AND POLYMYOSITIS

Authors

  • Muhammad Hafeez Combined Military Hospital Kharian
  • Tariq Sarfraz CMH Kharian
  • Muhammad Azhar CMH Kharian
  • Raja Ghayas Khan CMH Kharian
  • Humaira Tariq CMH Kharian

Abstract

A young pregnant lady of 26 years age, presented with recent onset weakness of legs. On examination, she was only able to move legs from side to side and lift the arms with difficulty. Rest of neurological and systemic examination did not reveal any abnormality. On investigations, there were raised serum muscle enzyme levels, hyperthyroid hormone profile, myopathy on electromyography and myositis on muscle biopsy. Common conditions of myositis were excluded. She was given glucocorticoids and methimazole to which she responded well.

Author Biographies

Muhammad Hafeez, Combined Military Hospital Kharian

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterologist

Tariq Sarfraz, CMH Kharian

Consultant Histopathologist

Muhammad Azhar, CMH Kharian

chief administerator of the Hospital

Raja Ghayas Khan, CMH Kharian

Head of Medicine Department

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2015-10-15

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