ELLEN G. BALCHUM, M.D.; MILTON N. TOWBIN, M.D.
A short time ago Shy and his co-workers in Montreal1 clearly described, for the first time, the clinical features and response to cortisone therapy of a muscular disorder which first appears in the fifth or sixth decade of life. The terms "menopausal myopathy" or "menopausal muscular dystrophy" were coined by these investigators to describe a progressive, symmetrical weakness of the pelvic and shoulder girdle muscles. Patients with this disease characteristically complain of inability to rise from a chair unassisted, difficulty in climbing stairs, abrupt spontaneous falls and inability to raise the arms above the head. Since wasting is
ELLEN G. BALCHUM, MILTON N. TOWBIN. CLIMACTERIC OR "MENOPAUSAL" MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY: REPORT OF A CASE(CLIMACTERIC OR "MENOPAUSAL" MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY: REPORT OF A CASE*). Ann Intern Med. 1952;37:1280–1289. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-6-1280
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(6):1280-1289.
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