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neuromuscular junction diseases

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
39 years experience Neurology
Disorder related: There are many neuromuscular diseses, treatment is specific to the disorder when possible. In myasthenia gravis treatment may include surgery, immunos ... Read More
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Dr. Soren Singel
29 years experience Neurosurgery
Which one?: Cannot answer unless you narrow down which one you are talking about. As you can imagine, the exact treatment will be different for ALS versus myasthe ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Rafal
39 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
The term neuromuscul: The term neuromuscular disorder is a broad term that encompasses many different conditions. In general there is a neurologic problem that negatively i ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
17 years experience Neurology
VERY broad spectrum: There is a broad spectrum of disorders, including diseases of the spinal cord (myelopathies), nerves (neuropathies), neuromuscular junction, and muscl ... Read More
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Dr. Susana Duncan
35 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Too many for here: You can take a look on wikepedia for a general introduction to this subject.
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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
58 years experience Neurology
Few: Three most important neuromuscular disorders (caused by problems at the neuromuscular junction ) are myasthenia gravis, botulism and medications.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Raynaud's diusease: When you use the term "vascular hyperreactivity", the closest problem that fills the description is Raynaud's phenomenon. This is most common a "stan ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
39 years experience Neurology
Team effort: This is a complicated issue that grows in complexity over time. In growing children and young adults when the scoliosis begins to compromise pulmonary ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
35 years experience Pediatrics
Thats what MS is: Neuromuscular disease is a very broad term that encompasses many diseases and ailments that impair the functioning of the muscles, either directly, be ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yo-El Ju
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Specifics needed: Some neuromuscular disorders, for example myotonic dystrophy, may cause heart problems such as abnormal heart rhythm. Some neuromuscular disorders do ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Canapari
20 years experience Pediatrics
Via muscle damage: Some neuromuscular disorders are associated with damage to the muscle tissue itself. The classic example is duchenne muscular dystrophy. Cardiomyopath ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Not usually: However, rarely a patient may suffer ms, and also, a peripheral nerve disorder called chronic demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy. But no true assoc ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
18 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Several reasons: First, trached & vented patients are inherently more at risk for pneumonia simply because there is a foreign piece of plastic in their airway. Second, ... Read More
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