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What is Myopathy? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms

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Why should a doctor be careful in the use of steroids to treat a patient's myopathy, even though they do provide relief from inflammation?

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1. How would you expect a doctor, who suspects a patient's muscle damage, to look for confirmation through blood testing?

2. A patient is referred to your office with a diagnosis of rhabdomyolysis. As a trained physician, you know that this diagnosis refers to a _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many types of myopathies. While they are generally diagnosed in the same manner, their treatments may vary. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the features of this disease that affects the muscles. The quiz questions will test you on where a defect occurs in the body that results in a myopathy and how to definitively diagnose a specific myopathy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Effect of the use of steroids to treat myopathy
  • Definition of rhabdomyolysis
  • Test required to diagnose a specific myopathy

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows students to test the knowledge gained from the lesson by using the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the characteristics of myopathy and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as rhabdomyolysis and myopathy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about tests used in diagnosis of myopathy

Additional Learning

To learn more about the disease that affects the muscles, review the accompanying lesson, What is Myopathy? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define myopathy
  • Learn the types of myopathies
  • Understand diagnosis and treatment of myopathy
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