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Lack of Suspicion by Doctors May Lead to Delayed Diagnosis in SMA
It is especially important to educate physicians who provide primary care to patients of these ages about spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and other neuromuscular diseases. Shortening diagnostic times is critical for the success of current therapies, and neonatal SMA screening programs have a high potential for identifying affected children.
Neurology March 14th 2023
Difficulty Walking, Severe Anxiety Point to Spectrum of Neurological Diagnoses
A 55-year-old woman has had slowly progressing speech distortion and problems with balance when walking. On exam, she showed signs of ataxia and chorea. Muscle tone was normal but stretch reflexes were absent. She had gaze-evoked horizontal nystagmus. Following electromyograph and MRI, and considering various conditions, her physicians proposed a diagnosis.
Neurology December 6th 2022
How Common are Neuromuscular Disorders Following COVID-19 Vaccination?
The studies described in Acta Neurologica Belgica assess eight patients who developed a new-onset neuromuscular disorder following COVID-19 vaccination. “These various presentations strengthen the association between COVID-19 vaccination and particular GBS phenotypes,” the researchers noted.
Neurology June 6th 2022