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Does Metabolic Myopathy Respond to Steroids? - A Case Report
Savita Krishnamurthy1, Indumathi C K1, Sanjiv Lewin1, Harini R Rao1, Raghunandan Nadig2.
1Department of Pediatrics, St John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India,
2Department of Neurology, St John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India.
Role of riboflavin, coenzyme Q10 and carnitine in treating metabolic myopathies has been well described. However, literature is scarce on the therapeutic role of steroids. We report a 10 year old boy presenting with progressive proximal and axial myopathy, who responded to steroids within a week. His muscle biopsy later suggested a lipid storage myopathy. Role of steroids in treatment of certain forms of metabolic myopathies needs to be researched.

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