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J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2013 Nov; 84(11):e2
Authors: Yi Shiau Ng, Mireia Moragas, Siddharthan Chandran
Western General Hospital.
There are many causes of progressive muscle wasting and weakness from which motor neuron disease (MND) is a common and dreaded differential diagnosis. Routine investigations such as neurophysiology study, imaging and laboratory tests are important to confirm or exclude the diagnosis. We report a young man who had a presentation mimicking motor neuron disease but eventually was given a diagnosis of myotonic dystrophy.
PMID: 24108986 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]