Monofocal motor neuropathy: Improvement with intravenous immunoglobulin Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Immunoglobulins, Intravenous
  • Motor Neuron Disease

abstract

  • Multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) is a chronic, immune-mediate, peripheral myelinopathy. Inherent in its name, MMN implies involvement of two or more motor nerves. We report three patients with weakness and partial motor conduction block restricted to a single nerve and localized to sites that are not at risk for entrapment or compression injury. None of the patients had sensory involvement and all showed a favorable response to intravenous immunoglobulin therapy. Based on these observations and reports of three additional patients, we believe that monofocal motor neuropathy is a partial form of MMN and should be treated as such.

publication date

  • May 13, 2002

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/mus.10088

PubMed ID

  • 11994960

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 674

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 25

number

  • 5