Hereditary Neuromuscular Disorders

Hereditary Neuromuscular Disorders

by Roy Strowd, MD

Hereditary Neuromuscular Disorders are a group of inherited conditions that, as their name suggests, affect skeletal muscles. These disorders are classified in one of five categories: muscular dystrophies, congenital myopathies, ion channel diseases, mitochondrial myopathies, and metabolic myopathies. Some prominent examples of these disorders include Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy and Becker’s muscular dystrophy.

For optimal comprehension, the student must be familiarized with the physiology of the neuromuscular junction and of muscle contraction, patterns of inheritance, and neurological disorders of the neuromuscular junction and peripheral nerve.

The clinician must be aware of clinical presentation of these conditions, especially symptom distribution (e.g., proximal vs. distal involvement), in order to reduce the list of differentials, without mentioning that these disorders debut in very young children and can produce poorer outcomes if not detected promptly.

Course Details

  • Videos 12
  • Duration 0:51 h
  • Quiz questions 25
  • Concept Pages 4

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Your Educators of course Hereditary Neuromuscular Disorders

 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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Hereditary Neuromuscular Disorders
By Lucero O. on 19. September 2021 for Hereditary Neuromuscular Disorders

This course was excellent all the doubts that I had was resolved The videos are completed show everything that I need to be cler about Physiopathology

 
Great lectures
By Vishnu K. on 11. August 2021 for Hereditary Neuromuscular Disorders

I LIKE IT VERY MUCH TOUGH TOPICS MADE EASY THANK YOU LECTURIO FOR GIVING ME THIS PLATFORM EVERYTHING IS CONCEPT ORIENTED CLEAR CUT EXPLANATIONS