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Neuromuscular diseases

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Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease - myDr.com.au

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is a hereditary disorder marked by slowly progressive muscle weakness in the feet, lower legs, hands and forearms, and a mild loss of sensation in limbs, fingers, and toes.

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Myasthenia gravis - myDr.com.au

Myasthenia gravis is a chronic muscle disease that produces weakness and abnormally rapid fatigue of the voluntary muscles.

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Non-malignant / End Stage Disease

There are many illness that may benefit from specialist palliative input. These include neuromuscular disorders (MS, MND, Parkinsons disease), COPD, heart failure, dementia and other chronic life-limiting illnesses.

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Lambert-Eaton Syndrome or Eaton-Lambert Syndrome | myVMC

Lambert-Eaton syndrome is a disease of the neuromuscular junction. A syndrome is a constitution of symptoms or conditions that occur together with the clinical significance that there may be presence of a certain disease.

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease, Charcot's Disease) | myVMC

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a type of motor neuron disease that attacks the nerve cells (neurons) responsible for controlling voluntary muscles. When these neurons degenerate or die, the muscles lose functioning ability and gradually weaken, waste away and twitch. Eventually, all voluntary movement is lost and the muscles become paralysed.

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Motor neurone disease - myDr.com.au

Motor neurone disease (MND) is a progressive neurological disorder which usually strikes people in middle and later life.

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Muscular dystrophy- gene and stem cell research

Stem cell therapies and genetic treatments being studied for their effects on muscular dystrophy and muscle diseases explained in this medical video.

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Brain Foundation | Motor Neurone Disease

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Myopathy (including Duchenne's) | myVMC

Myopathies are diseases that affect the skeletal muscles (those attached to bones). Myopathies can be caused by inherited genetic defects (e.g. muscular dystrophies), and endocrine, inflammatory (e.g. polymyositis), and metabolic disorders. Nearly all of the myopathies produce weakening and wasting of skeletal muscles.

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Glaucoma: what is it? - myDr.com.au

Glaucoma is the name given to a group of eye diseases in which the optic nerve at the back of the eye is slowly destroyed.

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