Neuromuscular Disorders

Neuromuscular diseases are those which impair the functioning of muscles either directly by affecting the voluntary muscles or by affecting the nerves or neuromuscular junctions. Neuromuscular disease can be instigated by autoimmune disorders, genetic/hereditary disorders and some forms of the collagen disorder. A form of muscle weakness due to antibodies against certain receptor is the major cause of neuromuscular disease. The mechanism of neurological diseases depends on whether it is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, myasthenia gravis or some other NMD. The muscular disorders may be revealed by the diagnostic procedures that include direct clinical observations. The diagnostic procedure usually starts with the observation of bulk, possible atrophy or loss of muscle tone. Neuromuscular disease can also be diagnosed by using electrodiagnostic medicine tests including electromyography (measuring electrical activity in muscles) and nerve conduction studies and, by testing the levels of various chemicals and antigens in the blood

  • Track 1-1 Neonatal Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Track 2-2 Translational Correlation
  • Track 3-3 Critical Care Neurology
  • Track 4-4 Sleep Disorders
  • Track 5-5 Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Track 6-6 Muscular Dystrophy
  • Track 7-7 Myasthenia Gravis
  • Track 8-8 Spinal Muscular Atrophy

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