Primary and Inflammatory Muscle Disorders in the Elderly

Mazen M. Dimachkie, Faisal Raja and Richard J. Barohn

in Clinical Neurology of Aging

Third edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780195369298
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199323012 | DOI:
Primary and Inflammatory Muscle Disorders in the Elderly

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Chapter 37 reviews the differential diagnosis of proximal muscle weakness, the effects of aging on muscle, describes the idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM), which are dermatomyositis (DM), polymyositis (PM), and inclusion body myositis (IBM), and then touches on necrotizing myopathy (NM), hypothyroid myopathy, occulopharyngeal muscular dystrophy, and McArdles's disease.

Chapter.  8685 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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