Chapter 22. Autoimmune Neuromuscular Conduction Disorders

  1. Richard Hughes10,
  2. Michael Brainin11 and
  3. Nils Erik Gilhus12
  1. G. O. Skeie1,
  2. S. Apostolski2,
  3. A. Evoli3,
  4. N. E. Gilhus1,
  5. I. K. Hart4,
  6. L. Harms5,
  7. D. Hilton-Jones6,
  8. A. Melms7,
  9. J. Verschuuren8 and
  10. H. W. Horge9

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470753279.ch22

European Handbook of Neurological Management

European Handbook of Neurological Management

How to Cite

Skeie, G. O., Apostolski, S., Evoli, A., Gilhus, N. E., Hart, I. K., Harms, L., Hilton-Jones, D., Melms, A., Verschuuren, J. and Horge, H. W. (2006) Autoimmune Neuromuscular Conduction Disorders, in European Handbook of Neurological Management (eds R. Hughes, M. Brainin and N. E. Gilhus), Blackwell Publishing, Inc., Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470753279.ch22

Editor Information

  1. 10

    Professor of Neurology, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, King's College London, London, UK

  2. 11

    Professor of Clinical Neurology, Donauklinikum Gugging and Donau-Universität, Krems, Austria

  3. 12

    Professor of Neurology, University of Bergen and Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Neurology, University of Bergen, Norway

  2. 2

    Institute of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro, Rome, Italy

  3. 3

    Neuroscience Department, Catholic University, Rome, Italy

  4. 4

    University Department of Neurological Science, Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Liverpool, United Kingdom

  5. 5

    Universitätsmedizin Berlin Charité, Neurologische Klinik Berlin, Germany

  6. 6

    Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, United Kingdom

  7. 7

    Neurologische Klinik, Universität Tübingen, Germany

  8. 8

    Department of Neurology, LUMC, Leiden, the Netherlands

  9. 9

    Patient advocate, the Norwegian Muscular Disorders Association, Norway

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405130509

Online ISBN: 9780470753279



  • autoimmune neuromuscular conduction disorders;
  • neuromyotonia;
  • isaacs syndrome;
  • anticholinesterase drugs;
  • neuromyotonia patients


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Abstract

  • Background and objectives

  • Materials and methods

  • Myasthenia gravis

  • Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome

  • Neuromyotonia (peripheral nerve hyperexcitability)/Isaacs syndrome