Neuromuscular Disorders

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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Asymptomatic hyperCKemia
Mitochondrial disorders
Myasthenia gravis

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
Central core disease
Congenital muscle fiber-type disproportion
Congenital muscular dystrophies
Congenital muscular dystrophy: merosin deficient form
Congenital myasthenic syndromes
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

Central core disease
Congenital muscle fiber-type disproportion
Congenital muscular dystrophy: merosin deficient form
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

Granulomatosis with polyangiitis
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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Patients receiving eculizumab at high risk for invasive meningococcal disease despite vaccination
Jul 14, 2017
Some patients receiving eculizumab who were vaccinated with the recommended meningococcal vaccines still developed meningococcal disease. Of important note, eculizumab is currently under US FDA review as potential treatment for patients with generalized myasthenia gravis who are AChR antibody-positive.
Designed proteins to treat muscular dystrophy
Jun 28, 2017
In an animal mode of congenital muscular dystrophy researchers demonstrated for the first time that 2 proteins not only recover muscle force and increase body weight in the sick animals but also significantly prolong survival.The study findings are published in Science Translational Medicine.
A diagnostic test for ALS
Jun 19, 2017
Researchers have demonstrated that measuring neurofilaments provides reliable confirmation of an ALS diagnosis. Specifically, they have discovered that pNfH (phosphorylated neurofilament heavy) increases sharply in the lumbar fluid of ALS patients.
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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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