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A 25-year-old female asked:

what is the symtoms and signs of proximal myopathy?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
This type of weaknes: Leads to problems with repetitive activity with arms elevated such as styling ones hair. In the lower extremities it makes it harder to rise from a chair and climb stairs. Classically associated with prolonged steroid therapy.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Weakness: Of affected muscles.

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What are the tests for myopathy?

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