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Research Journal of Radiology
  Year: 2017 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 1-4
DOI: 10.3923/rjr.2017.1.4
Hoffmann Syndrome: An Unusual Cause of Proximal Muscle Hypertrophy
Anees Dudekula, Merwyn Fernandes, Ajit Mahale and Hitakshi Sharma

Abstract:
Hoffmann syndrome is a specific and very rare form of hypothyroid myopathy occurring in individuals of long standing hypothyroidism in which proximal muscle weakness, muscle stiffness and pseudohypertrophy is seen. The etiology of pseudo hypertrophy in Hoffman’s syndrome remains obscure and myopathy may be only clinical findings in these patients to indicate hypothyroidism. These patients are often misdiagnosed as muscular dystrophies of other etiology, so special awareness about this syndrome can lead to accurate diagnosis as this is an easily treatable condition.
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Anees Dudekula, Merwyn Fernandes, Ajit Mahale and Hitakshi Sharma, 2017. Hoffmann Syndrome: An Unusual Cause of Proximal Muscle Hypertrophy. Research Journal of Radiology, 4: 1-4.

DOI: 10.3923/rjr.2017.1.4

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=rjr.2017.1.4

 
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