Acquired Neuromuscular Diseases

Acquired Neuromuscular Diseases

by Roy Strowd, MD

Acquired neuromuscular diseases are diseases that generally describe pathology of the lower motor neurons, including structures such as the muscles, neuromuscular junction (presynaptic or postsynaptic region), peripheral nerve, and anterior horn cell. Many neuromuscular diseases are multisystem disorders affecting numerous organ systems. For example, RNA toxicity generated from trinucleotide repeat sequence expansion in myotonic muscular dystrophy may result in smooth muscle and skeletal muscle, as well as myocardial, endocrine, brain, and ocular abnormalities; whereas Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a disease that may affect cardiac muscle or the conduction system, skeletal muscle, smooth muscle, and the brain.

That being said, it is of vital importance to patients and families that clinicians can recognize these multisystem disorders in any medical specialty. This requires that one be equipped with the knowledge and skills to obtain a focused patient and family history, as well as to perform a comprehensive physical examination to guide diagnostic evaluations, including laboratory studies, genetic testing, and EMG studies.

Synthesizing all of this information will allow you, as the physician, to provide the patient and family with the most accurate diagnosis, prognostic information, appropriate therapeutic recommendations, and anticipatory guidance for what to expect as the disease progresses or treatments take effect.

Course Details

  • Videos 26
  • Duration 1:43 h
  • Quiz questions 53
  • Concept Pages 13


Your Educators of course Acquired Neuromuscular Diseases

 Roy Strowd, MD

Roy Strowd, MD

Dr. Roy Strowd is the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, in North Carolina, USA.
He obtained his MD from Wake Forest School of Medicine in 2009, and his MEd from Johns Hopkins University in 2021. Currently, he co-directs the Neurofibromatosis and Tuberous Sclerosis Clinics at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and is a researcher for the Adult Brain Tumor Consortium (ABTC) and Alliance for Clinical Trials in Neuro-Oncology.
Due to his achievements, he earned the M. Brownell Anderson Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Strowd teaches courses on Clinical Neurology.

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A good course
By Zhang K. on 12. November 2023 for Introduction to Myopathy

have clear logic! Very nice! I think is perfect!Good

Good explanation
By Hilda Maria P. on 16. October 2023 for Polymyositis

Miophaties is a very complicated matter, this exposition is really simple in this complicated disease. thank you Dr Strowd.

Easy Key Points
By Mayra S. on 28. January 2023 for Toxic Myopathies with Case

I like how you emphasize the key points; it makes it easy to learn.

Muscular Disordets
By ariel t. on 16. August 2022 for Acquired Neuromuscular Diseases

Concise, laser focused allowed me to think through the logic of muscular disorders.