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Endocrine Disorders & Fasciculations

PostPosted: September 29th, 2015, 8:01 am
by misterjuanperalta
In this study, out of the 37 patients who were diagnosed with endocrine myopathies, thyroid dysfunction was the most common cause (17 cases), followed by vitamin D deficiency in (9) nine, adrenal dysfunction in (6) six, parathyroid dysfunction in (3) three, and pituitary dysfunction in (2) two. Some patients had atypical presentation (E.G, tongue fasciculations in (1) one). Following the treatment regimen which was specific for a given myopathy, 26 patients recovered fully. In conclusion, we found varied clinical presentations of endocrine myopathies. All the patients with neuromuscular complaints should be investigated for endocrine causes because a significant number of them recovers fully with specific treatment.

Source: http://annalsofian.org/article.asp?issn ... ast=Sharma

Test protocols include thyroid and Cortisol.

Source: http://www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/endo ... dures.html

Re: Endocrine Disorders & Fasciculations

PostPosted: September 29th, 2015, 3:11 pm
by Scboy
Interesting. Just so happens today my neurologist referred me to an endocrinologist. He said this is likely either autoimmune or some metabolic dysfunction . I may show this to the endocrinologist. Thanks for sharing.

Re: Endocrine Disorders & Fasciculations

PostPosted: October 1st, 2015, 11:46 am
by raindog
Interesting piece i'm going to endo tomorrow and will let you know how i get on