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Steroid myopathy

Myopathy is defined as any abnormal condition or disease of the muscle tissues, commonly involving skeletal tissue. Certian drugs can cause myopathy.

Steriod myopathy is muscle disease or weakness caused from over use of steroids especially Corticosteroids.

Symptoms of steroid myopathy
 
 

Chronic (classic) steroid myopathy

  • Proximal muscle weakness is more pronounced than distal muscle weakness; however, severe relative weakness of the anterior tibialis muscle can be found.
  • Pelvic girdle muscles usually are affected more severely and earlier than pectoral girdle muscles.
  • Muscle bulk typically is normal, but muscle atrophy can occur.
  • Muscle stretch reflexes typically are normal.
  • Sensory examination should be normal.

Acute steroid myopathy

  • Generalized muscle weakness, not limited to a more proximal distribution, is noted.
  • Muscle stretch reflexes typically are normal.
  • Sensory examination should be normal.
 
 
 
 
 
   

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05/27/2011

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