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Korean Journal of Neuromuscular Disorders 2017;9(1):1-5.
Proximal Weakness
Kee Hong Park
Department of Neurology, Geongsang National University Hospital, Jinju, Korea
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Abstract
Recognition of weakness pattern is important for localization and differential diagnosis. Typical presentation of proximal weakness is difficulty in raising arm, rising from floor, or climbing stairs. Most of muscle diseases present with proximal weakness. Peripheral neuropathy, neuromuscular junction disorder, or anterior horn cell disease can also manifest proximal weakness. In this article, we will review clinical presentation and differential diagnosis of proximal weakness.
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