Title

Hand muscle atrophy in multiple sclerosis

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Neurology

Publication Date

1983-12-01

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Adult; Female; *Hand; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Motor Neurons; Multiple Sclerosis; Muscular Atrophy; Neuromuscular Diseases

Disciplines

Nervous System Diseases | Neurology

Abstract

The occurrence of muscular atrophy in multiple sclerosis (MS) has been considered unusual and classically has been ascribed to disease involving the motor unit. Nine patients with MS in a single clinic were found by strict criteria to have focal hand muscle atrophy associated with weakness. None had electrodiagnostic evidence of either anterior horn cell or axonal abnormalities. These observations indicate that focal muscular atrophy is common in MS; it may often occur as a result of relative disuse resulting from disease of central pathways involved in motor control.

Source

Arch Neurol. 1983 Dec;40(13):811-5.

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Archives of neurology

Related Resources

Link to article in PubMed

PubMed ID

6639409

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