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Paediatric conditions 

Paediatric conditions
Paediatric conditions

Matthew Pitt

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date: 17 May 2022

This chapter dedicated to the practice of paediatric electromyography starts with a consideration of some of the misconceptions under which this particular investigation labours. The relevant technical aspects and normative data are discussed along with the personal characteristics needed. Sections cover the investigative strategies that need to be employed, the hereditary and acquired conditions that are common reasons for referral for electromyography (EMG), following an anatomical template, and conditions in which EMG has a particular role. The use of stimulation single fibre EMG in the diagnosis of neuromuscular junction disorders in discussed in particular detail. This chapters highlights the changing role of EMG but emphasises that it still has an important role in the management of pediatric neuromuscular disorders.

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