Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism in a Boy with Myopathy

Hypogonadism is seldom seen together with myopathy, although testosterone contributes to muscle strength. We present here a rare case of hypogonadotropic hypogonadism with myopathy in a 20 year old male.

He had flaccid quadriparesis with raised creatinine phosphokinase. Hormone assays revealed low testosterone as well as low luteinising hormone and follicle stimulating hormone levels. Tests to exclude androgen deficiency should be carried out in male patients with myopathy.

Mymensingh medical journal : MMJ. 2016 Jan [Epub]

T Haq, M F Pathan, S Ikhtaire

Dr Tahniyah Haq, Associate Consultant, Endocrinology, Square Hospitals Ltd. Dhaka, Bangladesh 

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