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
Kennedy disease
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
Severe childhood autosomal recessive muscular dystrophy
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

Eteplirsen
Gene therapy of muscular dystrophy
Immunotherapy in neuromuscular disorders
Management of chronic neuromuscular disease in children
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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Mercury in fish, seafood may be linked to higher risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Feb 20, 2017
Eating fish and seafood with higher levels of mercury may be linked to a higher risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 69th Annual Meeting. However, fish and seafood consumption as a regular part of the diet was not associated with ALS.
Children of patients with C9orf72 mutations at greater risk of frontotemporal dementia / ALS
Feb 14, 2017
Researchers have demonstrated that if an affected parent passes on the C9orf72 mutation, the children will be affected at a younger age than the parent. There are no indications that the disease progresses more quickly. These results are published today in JAMA Neurology.
Gene therapy for Pompe disease effective in mice, poised for human trials
Jan 26, 2017
After decades investigating Pompe disease, Duke Health researchers have developed a gene therapy they hope could enhance or even replace the only FDA-approved treatment currently available to patients. The therapy uses a modified virus to deliver a gene to the liver where it produces GAA.
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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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