Acquired Neuromuscular Disorders

Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Corrado Angelini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Diagnostic Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Luis Querol, Eduard Gallardo, Isabel Illa Sendra
      Pages 3-20
    3. Lucio Santoro, Fiore Manganelli
      Pages 21-37
    4. Massimiliano Filosto, Anna Pichiecchio, Alessandro Padovani, Roberto Gasparotti
      Pages 39-53
    5. Luca Padua, Daniele Coraci
      Pages 55-60
    6. Roberto Gasparotti, Massimiliano Filosto
      Pages 61-79
  3. Clinical Myology Entities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Charles Kassardjian, Margherita Milone
      Pages 99-111
    3. Jochen Schaefer, Sandra Jackson
      Pages 113-122
    4. Amelia Evoli, Raffaele Iorio
      Pages 123-135
    5. Corrado Angelini
      Pages 143-154
    6. Hussam Abou Al-Shaar, Saeed A. Bohlega
      Pages 155-162
    7. Marija Meznaric, Corrado Angelini
      Pages 163-175
  4. Neurogenic Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Darine Kassar, Stanley Iyadurai
      Pages 193-217
    3. Federico Verde, Nicola Ticozzi
      Pages 219-230
    4. Bruno Giometto, Anna Grisold, Wolfgang Grisold
      Pages 231-241
    5. Gian Maria Fabrizi, Maria Nolano, Tiziana Cavallaro, Sergio Ferrari
      Pages 243-260
    6. Sergio Ferrari, Sara Mariotto, Tiziana Cavallaro, Gianmaria Fabrizi, Salvatore Monaco
      Pages 261-274
    7. Guido Cavaletti, Paola Marmiroli
      Pages 275-284
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 285-288

About this book


​This book provides state of the art information on the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of a range of inflammatory, autoimmune, and idiopathic neuromuscular disorders. The opening section discusses the differential diagnosis of acquired myopathies based on clinical, electrophysiological, muscle biopsy, and serological criteria, with special focus on the role of electromyography and antibody testing. Each of the relevant clinical entities is then discussed in detail, the coverage including, for example, myasthenia gravis, polymyositis, immune-mediated neuropathies, multifocal motor neuropathies, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, paraneoplastic neuropathies, and diabetic polyneuropathy. Clear guidance is provided on currently available treatments, with descriptions of the latest advances in physiotherapy, drug therapy, and respiratory care. Other features of this clinically oriented book are the inclusion of many illustrative case presentations and contributions by international authors from leading centers.


Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Inflammatory myopathies Intensive care myopathy Motor neurone disease Myasthenia gravis Polymyositis

Editors and affiliations

  • Corrado Angelini
    • 1
  1. 1.Neuromuscular CenterIRCCS Fondazione San Camillo HospitVeniceItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29512-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29514-5
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