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Motor conduction block and high titres of anti-GM1 ganglioside antibodies: pathological evidence of a motor neuropathy in a patient with lower motor neuron syndrome
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Case Reports Journal Article --- Old month value: Sep
A patient with a progressive lower motor neuron syndrome and neurophysiological evidence of motor axon loss, multifocal proximal motor nerve conduction block, and high titres of anti-ganglioside GM1 antibodies. Neuropathological findings included a predominantly proximal motor radiculoneuropathy with multifocal IgG and IgM deposits on nerve fibres associated with a loss of spinal motor neurons. These findings support an autoimmune origin of this lower motor neuron syndrome with retrograde degeneration of spinal motor neurons and severe neurogenic muscular atrophy.
Aged Autoantibodies/blood Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay G(M1) Ganglioside/*immunology Humans Immunohistochemistry Male Motor Neuron Disease/immunology/pathology/*physiopathology Neural Conduction/physiology Neuromuscular Junction/physiopathology Peripheral Nerves/pathology Spinal Cord/pathology
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