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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 17-20

Uncommon presentation of primary hypothyroidism

1 Consultant Endocrinologist, Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam-17, India
2 Consultant Neurologist, Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam-17, India

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The clinical presentation of hypothyroidism often masquerades several illnesses. Dyslipidemia is a common accompaniment of hypothyroidism and these patients are more prone for statin induced myopathy. Treatment with levothyroxine itself is sufficient to correct the dyslipidemia We report a case of primary hypothyroidism that presented with hyperuricemia, intractable hyperlipidemia and developed myopathy with usage of lipid lowering agents.

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