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Time course of axonal regeneration in acute motor axonal neuropathy



Patients with acute motor axonal neuropathy (AMAN) generally recover well. We reviewed clinical and electrophysiologic recovery in 13 patients for up to 5 years. Twelve patients showed rapid recovery over 12 months, whereas in the remaining one the recovery was slow and incomplete at 5 years. In AMAN, axonal degeneration appears to develop predominantly in the motor nerve terminals, and only occasionally more proximally in the nerve roots. Nerve terminal degeneration–regeneration presumably provides a mechanism for good recovery. Muscle Nerve, 2007