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1,333 Possible Causes for EMG Shows Evidence of Reinnervation, Muscle Biopsy Abnormal, Wheelchair Bound

  • 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[] Children suffering from this disease eventually become wheelchair bound and die in their late teens.[] […] 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[]

    Missing: EMG Shows Evidence of Reinnervation
  • Becker Muscular Dystrophy

    Electromyography was abnormal in all patients. Muscle biopsy in 1 patient demonstrated normal immunostaining for dystrophin.[] Two patients became wheelchair bound in their 40s or beyond, while the other 2 (aged 73 and 69, respectively) were still able to walk at the time of examination.[] Elevated serum CK Skeletal muscle biopsy showing decreased dystrophin quantity Panel overlap The gene on this panel is also included on our Autism Intellectual Disability[]

    Missing: EMG Shows Evidence of Reinnervation
  • 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[] Case 2 became wheelchair-bound at the age of 60. No cognitive or behavioral symptoms were noted.[] Under the microscope, the muscle of a positive biopsy generally shows dead tissue and abnormally large muscle fibers.[]

    Missing: EMG Shows Evidence of Reinnervation
  • 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[] The results of electromyography and muscle biopsy were compatible with ALS. However, supranuclear vertical gaze palsy and slow saccades are seen.[] At the time of writing, I am completely wheelchair bound. I need assistance getting in and out of bed, washing, dressing and doing even the most menial chores.[]

  • Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

    Muscle biopsy abnormalities in two individuals very early in the course of their disease suggest that biopsy would probably be useful in detection of preclinical disease in[] Case 2 became wheelchair-bound at the age of 60. No cognitive or behavioral symptoms were noted.[] Some LGMD subtypes have distinguishing features, including pattern of muscle involvement, cardiac abnormalities, extramuscular involvement, and muscle biopsy findings.[]

    Missing: EMG Shows Evidence of Reinnervation
  • Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy

    If genetic testing does not confirm the diagnosis, then muscle biopsy can be done.[] However, the clinical spectrum of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) ranges from asymptomatic individuals with minimal clinical signs to patients who are wheelchair-bound[] Symmetrical limb muscle weakness appeared at 15 years of age, which progressed such that she was wheelchair-bound at 18 years of age.[]

    Missing: EMG Shows Evidence of Reinnervation
  • 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[] Current management continues to improve rigidity and painful leg spasms; however, he is now wheelchair-bound due to extreme freezing and postural instability.[] They only partially responded to GABA-ergic drugs and half became wheelchair bound. Only two of 13 had anti-GAD autoantibodies.[]

    Missing: EMG Shows Evidence of Reinnervation
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 3

    […] is being broken down); distinctive abnormalities on muscle biopsy; characteristic electromyographic and nerve conduction abnormalities; and genetic testing.[] Those with this type sometimes learn to walk and then lose that ability and become wheelchair-bound for life.[] In some cases, when the SMN gene test is not possible or does not show any abnormality, other tests such as an EMG electromyography (EMG) or muscle biopsy may be indicated[]

    Missing: EMG Shows Evidence of Reinnervation
  • Primary Lateral Sclerosis

    Muscle histology Deltoid muscle biopsies showed no mitochondrial abnormalities or dysfunction (Table 4 ). Muscle biopsies were normal in seven patients.[] Some may develop gait and balance problems and eventually become wheelchair-bound.[] That one I will never forget because that was about me being wheelchair bound and we know how that turned out.[]

    Missing: EMG Shows Evidence of Reinnervation
  • Inclusion Body Myositis

    Muscle biopsy may display several common findings including; inflammatory cells invading muscle cells, vacuolar degeneration, inclusions or plaques of abnormal proteins.[] At follow-up, all patients were found to be using a wheelchair, seven of them (47%) being completely wheelchair-bound.[] Seven patients (47%) were completely wheelchair-bound. The median time to complete wheelchair dependency was 24 years.[]

    Missing: EMG Shows Evidence of Reinnervation

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