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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||CONTINUUM Lifelong Learning in Neurology|
|State||Published - Jun 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology