Clinical Assessment in Neuromuscular Disorders

  • Bashar Katirji


The clinical history and neurological examination are critical in the accurate diagnosis of neuromuscular diseases. In many situations, the manifestations are so specific that a diagnosis is made on clinical grounds. Other times, the diagnosis is suspected but is confirmed only after further biochemical, electrodiagnostic (EDX), histological, or genetic investigations. This chapter focuses on the clinical manifestations of neuromuscular disorders. More comprehensive monographs on the neurological examination exist.


Weakness neuromuscular weakness muscle atrophy muscle hypertrophy quadriparesis foot drop hand atrophy head drop scapular winging 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Neuromuscular Center & EMG Laboratory, Department of Neurology, The Neurological InsituteUniversity Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of MedicineClevelandUSA

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