Muscular Dystrophies

Muscular Dystrophies

1st Edition - May 24, 2011

Write a review

  • Editors: Robert Griggs, Anthony Amato
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780080450315
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444534897

Purchase options

Purchase options
DRM-free (EPub, PDF, Mobi)
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out

Institutional Subscription

Free Global Shipping
No minimum order


The Handbook of Clinical Neurology Vol 101: Muscular Dystrophies discusses the pathogenesis and treatment prospects for muscular dystrophies. It summarizes the advances in molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, and other biological sciences, with an emphasis on their application to this group of muscle disorders and to their clinical implications. Starting with an overview of muscular dystrophies, the book’s 16 chapters discuss dystrophinopathies; sarcoglycanopathies; congenital muscular dystrophies; collagen VI-related myopathies; limb-girdle muscular dystrophy 2A; dysferlinopathies; limb-girdle muscular dystrophy 2H and the role of TRIM32; and caveolinopathies. The book also covers myofibrillar myopathies; Emery–Dreifuss muscular dystrophy; facioscapulohumeral dystrophy and scapuloperoneal syndromes; oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy; myotonic dystrophy types 1 and 2; and distal muscular dystrophies. This book is useful to basic investigators, as it offers an increased understanding of muscular dystrophies; and to clinicians, with its emphasis on issues that are relevant to the care, diagnosis, and management of patients with these disorders.

Key Features

  • Valuable insights into the muscular dystrophies, including treatment, diagnosis, and care and patient management
  • A comprehensive compilation of the combined wisdom of the most highly regarded physicians, experts, and scientists studying the muscular dystrophies
  • An evaluation of the way advances in molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, and other biological sciences continue to advance the study of these disorders

Table of Contents

  • Series Editors

    Handbook of Clinical Neurology 3rd Series



    List of Contributors

    Chapter 1: Overview of the muscular dystrophies

    Chapter 2: Dystrophinopathies

    Chapter 3: Sarcoglycanopathies

    Chapter 4: Congenital muscular dystrophies

    Chapter 5: The collagen VI-related myopathies

    Chapter 6: Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy 2A

    Chapter 7: Dysferlinopathies

    Chapter 8: Other limb-girdle muscular dystrophies

    Chapter 9: Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy 2H and the role of TRIM32

    Chapter 10: Caveolinopathies

    Chapter 11: Myofibrillar myopathies

    Chapter 12: Emery–Dreifuss muscular dystrophy

    Chapter 13: Facioscapulohumeral dystrophy and scapuloperoneal syndromes

    Chapter 14: Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy

    Chapter 15: Myotonic dystrophy types 1 and 2

    Chapter 16: Distal muscular dystrophies


Product details

  • No. of pages: 284
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2011
  • Published: May 24, 2011
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780080450315
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444534897

About the Editors

Robert Griggs

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics; University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry; Rochester, New York

Anthony Amato

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Chief, Neuromuscular Division, Director, Clinical Neurophysiology, Laboratory, Vice-Chairman, Department of Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Associate Neurologist and Neuromuscular Consultant, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Ratings and Reviews

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for "Muscular Dystrophies"