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BRIEF COMMUNICATION
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 913-916

Glucocorticoid-induced myopathy: Pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment


1 Department of Neurology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India

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Yashdeep Gupta
Department of Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh - 160 030
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.117215

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Glucocorticoid-induced myopathy is the most common type of drug-induced myopathy. Nearly 60% of patients with Cushing's syndrome have muscle weakness. Glucocorticoid-induced muscle atrophy affects mainly fast-twitch glycolytic muscle fibers (type IIb fibers). This brief review will discuss the pathophysiology behind glucocorticoid-induced myopathy, along with diagnostic features and treatment.


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