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Myopathies 01

Topic: Adult

Created on Thursday, April 19 2007 by jdmiles

Last modified on Thursday, April 19 2007.

Typical presentation of myopathy includes which of the following clinical findings?

 
        A) Proximal more than distal weakness, symmetric weakness, preserved deep tendon reflexes
 
        B) Distal more than proximal weakness, asymmetric weakness, preserved deep tendon reflexes
 
        C) Distal equal to proximal weakness, symmetric weakness, absent deep tendon reflexes
 
        D) Distal more than proximal weakness, asymmetric weakness, absent deep tendon reflexes
 
        E) Distal more than proximal weakness, symmetric weakness, absent deep tendon reflexes
 

 


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A) Proximal more than distal weakness, symmetric weakness, preserved deep tendon reflexes

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While there are exceptions, in the typical presentation of myopathy there is weakness which is symmetric, proximal more than distal, and preserved deep tendon reflexes.  (See References)

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B) Distal more than proximal weakness, asymmetric weakness, preserved deep tendon reflexes

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While there are exceptions, in the typical presentation of myopathy there is weakness which is symmetric, proximal more than distal, and preserved deep tendon reflexes.  (See References)

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C) Distal equal to proximal weakness, symmetric weakness, absent deep tendon reflexes

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While there are exceptions, in the typical presentation of myopathy there is weakness which is symmetric, proximal more than distal, and preserved deep tendon reflexes.  (See References)

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D) Distal more than proximal weakness, asymmetric weakness, absent deep tendon reflexes

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While there are exceptions, in the typical presentation of myopathy there is weakness which is symmetric, proximal more than distal, and preserved deep tendon reflexes.  (See References)

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E) Distal more than proximal weakness, symmetric weakness, absent deep tendon reflexes

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While there are exceptions, in the typical presentation of myopathy there is weakness which is symmetric, proximal more than distal, and preserved deep tendon reflexes.  (See References)

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References:

1. Preston, D.C., and Shapiro, B.E. (2005). Electromyography and Neuromuscular Disorders: Clinical-Electrophysiologic Correlations, 2nd Edition. Elsevier, Philadelphia.
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Myopathies 01
Question ID: 041907082
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 04/19/2007
Modified: 04/19/2007
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