Clinical reasoning: A 51-year-old woman with weakness and stiff neck

Charles D. Kassardjian, Margherita Milone

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Abstract

A 51-year-old woman presented to the neuromuscular clinic for evaluation of predominantly proximal bilateral lower limb weakness that had slowly progressed for 5 years. However, her husband noted that for at least 20-30 years she has had a waddling gait. She denied upper limb weakness, ptosis, diplopia, bulbar symptoms, and fluctuations of the weakness. There was no history of myalgia, cramps, or urine discoloration. She had no sensory symptoms, cognitive changes, or cardiorespiratory symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e32-e36
JournalNeurology
Volume85
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 28 2015

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Muscle Cramp
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Diplopia
Myalgia
Spouses
Gait
Upper Extremity
Lower Extremity
Neck
Urine

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Medicine(all)

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Clinical reasoning : A 51-year-old woman with weakness and stiff neck. / Kassardjian, Charles D.; Milone, Margherita.

In: Neurology, Vol. 85, No. 4, 28.07.2015, p. e32-e36.

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Kassardjian, Charles D. ; Milone, Margherita. / Clinical reasoning : A 51-year-old woman with weakness and stiff neck. In: Neurology. 2015 ; Vol. 85, No. 4. pp. e32-e36.
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