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Learning About Neuromuscular Disorders

Neuromuscular disorders encompass a broad range of disorders of the peripheral nervous system. They may evolve rapidly (Guillain Barre syndrome) or insidiously (diabetic neuropathy, chronic inflammatory demyelinating neuropathy) and lead to many different disabilities.

Most common are peripheral neuropathies, which cause loss of sensation and strength. Myasthenia gravis, for example, is caused by an abnormal immune system response and characterized by muscle fatigue throughout the body, double vision, and drooping eyelids.

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