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Disorders of muscle and neuromuscular junction 

Disorders of muscle and neuromuscular junction
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Disorders of muscle and neuromuscular junction
Author(s):

Sathiji Nageshwaran

, Heather C Wilson

, Anthony Dickenson

, and David Ledingham

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199664368.003.0008
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date: 28 February 2020

This chapter discusses the clinical features and evidence base for the pharmacological treatment of muscular disorders (inflammatory myopathies: polymyositis, dermatomyositis, and inclusion body myositis), mitochondrial myopathies, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), myotonic dystrophy, inherited neuromuscular channelopathies, non-dystrophic myotonias (myotonia congenita, paramyotonia congenita), periodic paralyses, acquired neuromyotonia (Isaac syndrome and Morvan syndrome), stiff person syndrome, and disorders of the neuromuscular junction (myasthenia gravis (MG), myasthenic crisis, and Lambert–Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS).

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