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How do you diagnose the disease neuromyotonia(isaac's syndrome)?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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33 years experience
See below: It is usually diagnosed by physical examination as well as a test called an EMG which involves placing a special needle in the muscles. The muscle produce a certain type of EMG signal which is characteristic of neuromyotonia.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

What's the diagnosis for the disease neuromyotonia(isaac's syndrome)?

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Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 37 years experience
Neuromyotonia (NMT): Neuromyotonia (nmt), also known as isaacs' syndrome, is a form of peripheral nerve hyperexcitability that causes spontaneous muscular activity resulting from repetitive motor unit action potentials of peripheral origin. Patients with this disorder usually develop: cramps, muscle twitches, muscle stiffness and spasms. Muscle relaxation can difficult and hand getting stuck closed is one example.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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