Key Features

  • Bridge the gap between clinical syndromes/disorders and their underlying pathologies with the guidance of muscle disease expert, Dr. Victor Dubowitz, who skillfully guides you through the complexities of pathologic diagnoses and their implications for clinical treatment.
  • Understand and apply expert techniques for obtaining a muscle biopsy, and familiarize yourself with the histochemical, histological, electron microscopical, and molecular appearance of normal muscle and the pathology of individual muscle disease.
  • Read the entire contents and download all of the images online at Expert Consult.

Table of Contents

Section 1 The Biopsy: Normal and Diseased Muscle

1. The procedure of muscle biopsy

2. Histological and histochemical stains and reactions

3. Normal muscle

4. Definition of pathological changes seen in muscle biopsies

5. Ultrastructural changes in diseased muscle

6. Immunohistochemistry

7. How to read a biopsy


Section 2 Pathological Muscle: Individual Diseases

8. Classification of neuromuscular disorders

9. Neurogenic disorders

10. Muscular dystrophies and allied disorders I: Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy

11. Muscular dystrophies and allied disorders II: limb-girdle muscular dystrophies

12. Muscular dystrophies and allied disorders III: congenital muscular dystrophies

13. Muscular dystrophies and allied disorders IV: Emeryƒ{Driefuss muscular dystrophies and Bethlem myopathy

14. Muscular dystrophies and allied disorders V: facioscapulohumeral dystrophy, myotonic dystrophy, oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy

15. Congenital myopathies

16. Myofibrillar myopathies

17. Metabolic myopathies I: glycogenoses

18. Metabolic myopathies II: lipid related disorders and mitochondrial myopathies

19. Endocrine disorders

20. Ion channel disorders

21. Myasthenic syndromes

22. Inflammatory myopathies

23. Toxic and drug-induced myopathies
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Appendix 1. Glossary of commonly used terms


References


Index

Details

No. of pages:
592
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders Ltd.
Electronic ISBN:
9780702050305
Electronic ISBN:
9780702057656
Print ISBN:
9780702043406

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