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3,411 Possible Causes for Abnormal Gait, EMG Shows Evidence of Reinnervation, Muscle Biopsy Abnormal

  • Motor Neuron Disease

    For patients with MND affecting the LMNs, the EMG will show evidence of: (1) acute denervation, which is ongoing as motor neurons degenerate, and (2) chronic denervation and[en.wikipedia.org] The results of electromyography and muscle biopsy were compatible with ALS. However, supranuclear vertical gaze palsy and slow saccades are seen.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Symptoms of SMA type III (Kugelberg-Welander disease) appear between 2 and 17 years of age and include abnormal gait; difficulty running, climbing steps, or rising from a[web.archive.org]

  • Muscular Dystrophy

    This condition is typically characterized by large and abnormally distributed mitochondria on muscle biopsy, which can distinguish this condition from the other muscle conditions[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Muscle weakness of the lower body, including the legs and pelvis area, slowly gets worse, causing: Difficulty walking that gets worse over time; by age 25 to 30, the person[medlineplus.gov] Under the microscope, the muscle of a positive biopsy generally shows dead tissue and abnormally large muscle fibers.[cedars-sinai.edu]

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  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    Diagnosis of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy A muscle biopsy (taking a sample of muscle) for dystrophin studies can be done to look for abnormal levels of dystrophin in the muscle[disabled-world.com] walking.[orthobullets.com] […] fibers) For Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies, muscle biopsy may show whether dystrophin, a muscle protein, is missing or abnormal, and DNA testing is used to analyze[webmd.com]

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  • Stiff-Person Syndrome

    Previous diagnostic testing, including magnetic resonance imaging, muscle biopsy, and electromyography, showed no specific abnormalities and blood was negative for anti-GAD[redorbit.com] They reported observations from 14 cases of patients who experienced progressive stiffness, episodic painful muscle spasms, and difficulty walking without any other neurological[physio-pedia.com] The woman also, "walked with an abnormal 'tin soldier' gait," the team said.[consumer.healthday.com]

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  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    Only about 10% of ALS patients have abnormal nerve conduction study results, but the test can also suggest other diagnoses. A muscle biopsy.[webmd.com] He had difficulty walking due to poor movement of his right leg, and was diagnosed as having Parkinson's disease because of akinesia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] walking or doing your normal daily activities Difficulty holding your head up or keeping good posture Muscle cramps and twitching in your arms, shoulders and tongue Eventually[disabled-world.com]

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  • Glycogen Storage Disease Type 2

    Autophagy in Pompe mouse models The morphological evidence for abnormal autophagy in muscle biopsies from adult Pompe patients was first reported by Andrew Engel in 1970 ([ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] abnormalities Muscle pain Difficulty climbing stairs Frequent falls Scapular winging Respiratory Frequent infections Respiratory insufficiency Cardio-respiratory failure[cuh.nhs.uk] walking 15 (16%) • Difficulty rising from an armchair 11 (12%) • Difficulty rising from a lying position 9 (10%) Fatigue 17 (18%) Muscle soreness / cramps 16 (17%) Respiratory[ojrd.com]

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  • Becker Muscular Dystrophy

    Electromyography was abnormal in all patients. Muscle biopsy in 1 patient demonstrated normal immunostaining for dystrophin.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] GENE INCLUDED: DMD INDICATIONS FOR TESTING: Developmental delay Gross motor delay or loss of motor skills Low muscle tone Calf hypertrophy Abnormal gait Dilated cardiomyopathy[unmc.edu] Common presenting symptoms include abnormal gait with frequent falls, difficulties in rising from the floor or in tip-toe walking, and pseudo hypertrophy of the calves.[bcidaho.com]

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  • Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis

    […] during attacks Muscle biopsy, which may show abnormalities Other tests may be ordered to rule out other causes.[nlm.nih.gov] Golomb, Subacute Onset of Abnormal Gait and Head Drop in a 3-Year-Old With History of Extreme Prematurity, Journal of Child Neurology, 10.1177/0883073810382142, 26, 3, (373[doi.org] Include of muscle biopsy to the patient with Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis may show abnormalities.[nurse-ocha.com]

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  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy

    Muscle biopsies showed typical signs of neurogenic damage. Molecular genetic analysis showed mutations of the ASAH1 gene.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Later in life, abnormal gait and foot deformities are seen. Similar clinical signs occur in adult-onset forms.[encyclopedia.com] Children can walk independently but may have difficulty walking or running, rising from a chair, or climbing stairs.[ninds.nih.gov]

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  • Adult Spinal Muscular Atrophy

    Muscle biopsy- reveals evidence of devervation with no other structural abnormalities.[en.wikibooks.org] Later in life, abnormal gait and foot deformities are seen. Similar clinical signs occur in adult-onset forms.[encyclopedia.com] In some situations other tests such as an EMG electromyography (EMG) or muscle biopsy may be needed because it is not possible to conduct the SMN gene tests or no abnormality[genome.gov]

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