Neuromuscular Disorders

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In The Spotlight

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Asymptomatic hyperCKemia
Mitochondrial disorders
Myasthenia gravis
Neuromuscular diseases: high cost of new treatments

Motor Neuron Disorders

ALS-like disorders of the Western Pacific
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Dementia associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Edaravone
Kennedy disease
Nusinersen
Poliomyelitis
Post-polio syndrome
Spinal muscular atrophy

Hereditary Myopathies

Becker muscular dystrophy
Congenital muscle fiber-type disproportion
Congenital muscular dystrophies
Congenital muscular dystrophy: merosin deficient form
Congenital myasthenic syndromes
Core myopathies
Desmin body myofibrillar myopathy
Disorders of mitochondrial DNA maintenance
Distal myopathies
Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy
Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
Fingerprint body myopathy
Limb-girdle muscular dystrophies
MELAS
Minicore myopathy
Myoadenylate deaminase deficiency
Myoclonus epilepsy with ragged-red fibers
Myotonic dystrophy
Myotonic muscular dystrophy (neonatal)
Nemaline myopathy
Nonlysosomal muscle glycogenoses
Periodic paralysis and related disorders
Pompe disease
Progressive external ophthalmoplegia
Reducing body myopathy
Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy
Walker-Warburg syndrome
X-linked myotubular myopathy

Acquired Myopathies

Alcoholic myopathy
Amyloid myopathy
Corticosteroid myopathies
Drug-induced myopathies
Kearns-Sayre syndrome
Myasthenia gravis
Myopathies associated with parathyroid disorders
Myopathies associated with thyroid disease

Developmental Myopathies

Congenital muscle fiber-type disproportion
Congenital muscular dystrophy: merosin deficient form
Core myopathies
Desmin body myofibrillar myopathy
Fingerprint body myopathy
Minicore myopathy
Myotonic muscular dystrophy (neonatal)
Nemaline myopathy
Reducing body myopathy
Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy
Walker-Warburg syndrome
X-linked myotubular myopathy

Inflammatory and Immune-Mediated Myopathies

Polymyositis, necrotizing autoimmune myositis, and fasciitis
Sjogren syndrome: neurologic complications
Systemic small-vessel vasculitis

Other Myopathies

Treatment Information

Edaravone
Eteplirsen
Gene therapy of muscular dystrophy
Immunotherapy in neuromuscular disorders
Management of chronic neuromuscular disease in children
Nusinersen
Pyridostigmine
Riluzole

Related Topics

Drug-induced myasthenic syndromes
Malignant hyperthermia
Myoglobinuria
Neurogenetics and genetic and genomic testing
Neuromyotonia and myokymia
Neurosarcoidosis
Paraspinal neuromuscular syndromes
Scoliosis and kyphoscoliosis
Sleep and neuromuscular and spinal cord disorders

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News

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Researchers’ discovery could lead to improved therapies for duchenne muscular dystrophy
Jun 14, 2019
Tiny protein could play a major role in combating heart failure related to Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
In myasthenia gravis, surgery to remove thymus gland provides benefits even years later
Jan 28, 2019
The surgery improves clinical outcomes for patients and may result in significant health care savings.
Pioneering surgery restores movement to children paralyzed by acute flaccid myelitis
Jan 16, 2019
An innovative and complex surgery involving nerve transfers is restoring hope and transforming lives torn apart by this mysterious and devastating illness.
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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Atrofia muscular espinal (Spanish)
Inclusion body myositis
Inflammatory myopathies
Kearns-Sayre syndrome
Miopatias inflamatorias (Spanish)
Motor neuron diseases
Spinal muscular atrophy

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Mitochondrial DNA and the mitochondrial respiratory chain
Pseudohypertrophy in Duchenne muscular dystrophy