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The spectrum of myopathies in the city of São Paulo

By José A. Levy, Abram Topczewski, Lucia Iracema Z. de Mendonça, Mayana Zatz and Ruth Blay Levisky

Abstract

A review of all myopathic patients treated at the Neurologic Clinic of the Medical School of the University of São Paulo during the past 15 years is reported. A total of 466 cases were examined and distributed as follows: 56% of progressive muscular dystrophy; 31% of myasthenia gravis; 6% of polymyositis; 4% of myotonic dystrophy; and the remainder of several different diseases (central core disease, Kearns-syndrome, myotonia congenita, adynamia episodica hereditaria, diabetic myopathy and Eaton-Lambert syndrome). Enzymatic dosages, electromyography, muscle biopsy, electrocardiography and genetic counselling are also reported.<br>Os autores fazem uma revisão de todos os casos de miopatias tratados na Clínica Neurológica da F.M.U.S.P. durante os últimos 15 anos. Foram examinados 466 casos, assim distribuídos: 56% de distrofia muscular progressiva; 31% de miastenia grave; 6% de polimiosite; 4% de distrofia miotônica e, o restante, de várias outras moléstias (Central core disease, síndrome de Kearns, miotonia congênita, adinamia episódica hereditária, miopatia diabética e síndrome de Eaton-Lambert). São relatadas também as dosagens enzimáticas, eletromiografia, biópsia muscular, eletrocardiografia e aconselhamento genético

Topics: Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry, RC321-571, Internal medicine, RC31-1245, Medicine, R, DOAJ:Neurology, DOAJ:Medicine (General), DOAJ:Health Sciences
Publisher: Academia Brasileira de Neurologia (ABNEURO)
Year: 1976
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:33075c7315e24592933c981d71991836
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