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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 220--221

An unusual case of «DQ»renal failure«DQ»

S Baikunje1, SR Prakasha2, SV Acharya3, M Anoop2 
1 Department of Nephrology, K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Deralakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Medicine, K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Deralakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Endocrinology, K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Deralakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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S Baikunje
Department of Nephrology, K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Deralakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka
India

Myopathy is common in hypothyroidism, but a very high creatinine kinase (CK) level in the range commonly seen with inflammatory myopathy is rare. Reversible elevation of creatinine is known to occur in hypothyroidism due to a decrease in the glomerular filtration rate, but it can also occur rarely due to enhanced creatinine production. We present a case of severe hypothyroidism with massively elevated CK levels and high creatinine levels, both of which reversed on treatment of hypothyroidism.

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Baikunje S, Prakasha S R, Acharya S V, Anoop M. An unusual case of "renal failure".Indian J Nephrol 2013;23:220-221

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Baikunje S, Prakasha S R, Acharya S V, Anoop M. An unusual case of "renal failure". Indian J Nephrol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2021 Oct 26 ];23:220-221
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