Monofocal motor neuropathy: Improvement with intravenous immunoglobulin.


Muscle Nerve. 2002 May;25(5):674-8.  

Felice KJ, Goldstein JM.

Department of Neurology, MC1840, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, Connecticut 06030-1840, USA.

Multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) is a chronic, immune-mediate, peripheral myelinopathy. Inherent in its name, MMN implies involvement of two or more motor nerves. We report three patients with weakness and partial motor conduction block restricted to a single nerve and localized to sites that are not at risk for entrapment or compression injury. None of the patients had sensory involvement and all showed a favorable response to intravenous immunoglobulin therapy. Based on these observations and reports of three additional patients, we believe that monofocal motor neuropathy is a partial form of MMN and should be treated as such. Copyright 2002 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Muscle Nerve 25: 000-000, 2002

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