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Myotonic dystrophy associated with thyroid disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  521833     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two patients with hereditary, clinical, electromyographical and histological data typical of myotonic dystrophy are discussed. In both there was a thyroid disorder. The first patient had primary hypothyroidism, and the second a non-toxic multinodular goiter which necessitated total thyroidectomy. The EMG findings and the muscle histopathology of both patients are commented on and compared with the changes described in hypothyroidism. The disease processes in both patients are also discussed in relation to the muscle and metabolic changes described in myotonic dystrophy. The coexistence of these two diseases is not explicable in the light of present knowledge on the basis of a known genetic predisposition. Only two similar cases of myotonic dystrophy and hypothyroidism have been reported.
E Rioperez; J M Botella; A Palacio; I Abaitua; J L Trueba; J R Ricoy-Campo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the neurological sciences     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0022-510X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurol. Sci.     Publication Date:  1979 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-03-17     Completed Date:  1980-03-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375403     Medline TA:  J Neurol Sci     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  357-66     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Goiter, Nodular / complications*
Hypothyroidism / complications*
Middle Aged
Myotonic Dystrophy / complications*,  genetics

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