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Muscle diseases: mimics and chameleons
  1. R Jon Walters
  1. Correspondence to Dr R Jon Walters, Department of Neurology, Morriston Hospital, Morriston, Swansea, Wales SA6 6NL, UK; Richard.walters{at}wales.nhs.uk or rjonwalters{at}msn.com

Abstract

Muscle diseases are not as common as headaches and funny turns in our general neurology clinics, but most of us will encounter them. We all pride ourselves on a methodical approach to clinical problems—discovering the where and what in neurological parlance—but any diagnostic process can unravel, particularly if one condition resembles another. Before we settle on a diagnosis, we need to ask ourselves, whether the ‘ducks all line up’ to avoid cases of mistaken identity.

  • MUSCLE DISEASE

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