A pattern recognition approach to patients with a suspected myopathy

Richard J. Barohn, Mazen M. Dimachkie, Carlayne E. Jackson

Producción científica: Review articlerevisión exhaustiva

60 Citas (Scopus)


Myopathies are a heterogeneous group of disorders that can be challenging to diagnose. This review provides a diagnostic approach based predominantly on the clinical history and neurologic examination. Laboratory testing that can be used to confirm the suspected diagnosis based on this pattern recognition approach is also discussed. Careful consideration of the distribution of muscle weakness and attention to common patterns of involvement in the context of other aspects of the neurologic examination and laboratory evaluation should assist the clinician in making a timely and accurate diagnosis and can sometimes minimize the expense of further testing.

Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Páginas (desde-hasta)569-593
Número de páginas25
PublicaciónNeurologic Clinics
EstadoPublished - ago 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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