A clinical approach to the patient with suspected myopathy

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Abstract

Myopathies are a heterogeneous group of disorders that affect the muscle channel, structure, or metabolism. This chapter will provide a diagnostic approach to a patient with suspected muscle disease based upon clinical history and examination. It will also provide a phenotypical approach to diagnosis based on the predominant pattern of weakness. Finally, laboratory testing that can be performed to confirm the suspected diagnosis of myopathy will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-32
Number of pages20
JournalCONTINUUM Lifelong Learning in Neurology
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2006

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Genetics(clinical)

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