PSYCHIATRY

Charcot–Marie–Tooth Disease and Related Disorders

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen Hereditary neuropathies may account for as many as 50% of previously undiagnosed peripheral neuropathies referred to large neuromuscular centers. Charcot–Marie–Tooth (CMT) disease is the most common…

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Other Disorders of Neuromuscular Transmission

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen This chapter describes the disorders of neuromuscular transmission (DNMT) other than myasthenia gravis (MG) (Table 26-1). The neuromuscular junction (NMJ) is a physiologically complex structure. Its…

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Autoimmune Myasthenia Gravis

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen Acquired, autoimmune myasthenia gravis (MG), the most common noniatrogenic disorder of neuromuscular transmission (DNMT), remains the favorite child of many neuromuscular clinicians. Arguably, it provides more…

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Other Hereditary Neuropathies

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen In Chapter 11, we reviewed Charcot–Marie–Tooth syndrome and related hereditary neuropathies. Here we discuss some of the more rare types of hereditary neuropathies (Table 12-1). Familial…

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Myopathies Associated with Systemic Disease

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen Myopathies can occur in the setting of a variety of systemic diseases. Previous chapters have discussed inflammatory myopathies that can occur in the setting of connective…

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Neuropathies Associated with Systemic Disease

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen Neuropathies are associated with a number of systemic disorders (Table 16-1). Neuropathies related to vasculitis, infection, endocrinopathies, cancer, and medications are discussed in other chapters. The…

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Neuropathies Associated with Malignancy

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen Patients with malignancy can develop peripheral neuropathies as the result of (1) a direct effect of the cancer by invasion or compression of the nerves, (2)…

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Myotonic Dystrophies

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen Myotonic dystrophy is the most common myotonic disorder (Table 31-1). There are at least two genetically distinct forms of myotonic dystrophy: Dystrophica myotonia type 1 (DM1)…

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Neuropathies Associated with Infections

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen Neuropathies can result directly from various bacterial and viral infections, as well as from an indirect or parainfectious autoimmune response to the infection (Table 17-1). Parainfectious…

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