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Acquired Neuromuscular Disorders: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis by Corrado Angelini

By Corrado Angelini

This booklet presents state-of-the-art info at the pathogenesis, analysis, and therapy of a variety of inflammatory, autoimmune, and idiopathic neuromuscular problems. the outlet part discusses the differential prognosis of obtained myopathies according to scientific, electrophysiological, muscle biopsy, and serological standards, with specified specialise in the function of electromyography and antibody checking out. all of the suitable medical entities is then mentioned intimately, the assurance together with, for instance, myasthenia gravis, polymyositis, immune-mediated neuropathies, multifocal motor neuropathies, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, paraneoplastic neuropathies, and diabetic polyneuropathy. transparent suggestions is supplied on at present on hand remedies, with descriptions of the newest advances in physiotherapy, drug treatment, and respiration care. different gains of this clinically orientated booklet are the inclusion of many illustrative case displays and contributions by way of overseas authors from top centers.

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Santoro and F. Manganelli pattern. However, some muscular diseases are characterized by a variegated anatomical picture in the muscle, and the EMG findings will change and will depend on the characteristic of the area where the needle has been collocated. Therefore, one of the most striking EMG findings in muscle diseases is the high variability of MUP parameters in the same muscle. The neuromuscular junction (NMJ) consists of the motor axon terminal, the synaptic cleft, and the highly organized postjunctional folds on the muscle membrane.

This paradoxic myotonia is more easily seen during hand grip or eye closure [30, 31]. Sodium channel myotonias could be distinguished from other congenital myotonias using the short-exercise protocol [21]. 7 Myasthenia Gravis MG is an autoimmune disease caused by the presence of antibodies against components of the muscle membrane localized at the NMJ. In most cases, the autoantibodies are against the acetylcholine receptor (AChR). Recently, other targets have been described such as the MuSK protein (muscle-specific kinase) or the LRP4 (lipoprotein-related protein 4) [32–34].

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