Written for physicians and other practitioners, this book provides clear, up-to-date information on all important neuromuscular diseases, with concise yet complete descriptions of the clinical signs and symptoms. Each chapter reviews laboratory findings, creatine kinase activity, electronmyography, enzyme histochemistry, and electromicroscopy or computed tomography of the muscles and offers detailed descriptions of the various patient complaints and clinical findings on examination. Special attention has been paid to testing procedures and the many possibilities for treatment, with useful tables for grading muscle strength and functional activity. Thirty-one tables are included for easy reference and the book contains excellent photographs of the most important signs of neuromuscular disease.
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Classification of neuromuscular diseases
Genetics and neuromuscular diseases
Treatment of neuromuscular diseases
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abnormal mitochondria affected amyotrophy associated attacks autosomal dominant autosomal recessive bulbar carnitine carnitine deficiency carriers cent of patients clinical picture condition conduction velocities congenital myopathies contraction creatine kinase activity dehydrogenase deficiency dermatomyositis develop diabetes diagnosis disorders distal muscles distal myopathy Duchenne muscular dystrophy electromyography enzyme especially examination extensors extraocular muscles Facioscapulohumeral dystrophy fasciculations gene glycogen half the patients Hereditary motor heterozygotes HMSN increase involved knee lesion limb-girdle syndrome limbs m.gluteus manifest mitochondrial myopathies motor and sensory muscle biopsy muscle cramps muscle fibres muscle power muscle weakness muscular exercise musculature myasthenia gravis myoglobinuria myotonia congenita myotonic dystrophy neurogenic neuromuscular diseases normal observed occur onset pain pelvic girdle periodic paralysis peripheral nerves polymyositis polyneuropathy prednisone progressive proximal muscles ptosis rare reflexes respiratory scapuloperoneal syndrome sensory neuropathies serum creatine kinase shoulder girdle sometimes spinal muscular atrophy sporadic symptoms Table type-1 fibres upper leg usually walk