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Carcinomatous neuromyopathy: 1. Electrophysiological studies
  1. M. J. Campbell1,
  2. D. W. Paty2
  1. Muscular Dystrophy Group Research Laboratories, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne
  2. The M.R.C. Unit on Demyelinating Diseases, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne

    Abstract

    A high incidence of asymptomatic neuromuscular disease was found. More than half showed EMG evidence of a `myopathy' and of denervation. The commonest syndrome was a neuromyopathy with myopathic units and spontaneous muscle activity, especially fasciculations and nerve fibre loss but with normal or near normal nerve conduction. This is thought to be the result of a neuronal or axonal disorder.

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    • 1 Present address: Frenchay Hospital, Bristol BS16 1LE.

    • 2 Present address: Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada.

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