Reeves, R. Effects of thyroid hormone treatment on 31P-NMR spectroscopy of muscle and on nerve conduction studies in a patient with long-standing severe hypothyroidism . J Am Osteopath Assoc 1996;96(7):424. doi: https://doi.org/10.7556/jaoa.19126.96.36.1994.
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Hypothyroidism exerts a significant effect on several body systems, including the functioning of muscle and nerve. Described here is the case of a severely hypothyroid patient with weakness and numbness of the legs who showed marked clinical improvement with thyroid hormone treatment. Concurrently obtained phosphorus 31-nuclear magnetic resonance (NRM) spectra and nerve conduction studies showed changes in muscle phosphorus metabolism with increases in conduction velocities. Phosphorus 31-NMR spectroscopy is useful for evaluating metabolism in muscle in hypothyroid patients.
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