Immune-Mediated Neuromuscular Diseases (Frontiers of by R. Pourmand, J. Bogousslavsky

By R. Pourmand, J. Bogousslavsky

This ebook presents the most recent updates of the extra universal and treatable autoimmune neuromuscular illnesses affecting the spinal wire, peripheral nerves, neuromuscular junction and muscle tissues. The authors, well known specialists within the box, provide scientific displays in addition to the simplest diagnostic and therapy method of the readers.The chapters are facing acute and protracted neuropathies, nonsystemic vasculitic neuropathy, dysimmune neuropathy and autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy. additional, issues reminiscent of myasthenia gravis, Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome, idiopathic inflammatory myopathies and stiff individual syndrome are discussed.Providing a good resource of updated details, this book is extremely steered not just to neurologists, but in addition to internists, rheumatologists, allergists and immunologists.

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This issue was formally addressed in two studies. Sugiura et al. [69] compared 23 patients with NSVN to 40 with MPA-associated neuropathy and found no significant differences in initial symptoms, rate of progression, clinical pattern, presence and distribution of weakness, presence and distribution of sensory loss, functional involvement, pain, and cranial nerve involvement, but as a group, the NSVN cohort was less severely affected (lower disability score). Bennett et al. [70] compared 22 patients with NSVN to 31 with various SVNs.

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