Neurology

[Multifocal motor neuropathy. Immediate response to intravenous immunoglobulin]

 

Medicina (B Aires). 2001;61(4):441-4.  

[Article in Spanish]

Cammarota A, Nogues M, Rivero A, Garcia H.

Departamento de Neurofisiologia Clinica, Instituto de Investigaciones Neurologicas Raul Carrea (FLENI), Buenos Aires, Argentina. angelcamm@ciudad.com.ar

Multifocal motor neuropathy, a rare insidious immune-mediated disorder, features muscular weakness and atrophy, as well as areflexia, due to nerve conduction block and is often associated with the presence of anti-GM1 antibody. We report a patient with a nine-year history of progressive upper limb weakness, misdiagnosed as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, who responded within hours to intravenous immunoglobulin treatment with full recovery of muscle strength. This case highlights the need to search for conduction block in patients with lower motor neuron involvement.

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