Multifocal motor neuropathy and muscle hypertrophy
Version of Record online: 15 NOV 2013
© 2013 The Authors; Internal Medicine Journal © 2013 Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Internal Medicine Journal
Volume 43, Issue 11, pages 1237–1239, November 2013
How to Cite
Geevasinga, N., Day, B. and Ng, K. (2013), Multifocal motor neuropathy and muscle hypertrophy. Internal Medicine Journal, 43: 1237–1239. doi: 10.1111/imj.12278
Conflict of interest: None.
- Issue online: 15 NOV 2013
- Version of Record online: 15 NOV 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 16 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Received: 26 JAN 2013
- multifocal motor neuropathy;
- muscle hypertrophy;
- botulinum toxin
Multifocal motor neuropathy is frequently an asymmetrical neuropathy predominantly affecting the upper limbs. Patients present with weakness, fasciculations and distal muscle wasting. Hypertrophy of muscles is very infrequently reported. We present two cases of multifocal motor neuropathy with upper limb muscle hypertrophy and discuss possible pathophysiological mechanisms. Botulinum toxin may be useful to alleviate cramp.