What is the prognosis of Multifocal Motor Neuropathy?

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jan 14, 2013

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  • Multifocal motor neuropahty affetcs men more than women.
  • Symptoms include muscles cramping, muscle wasting and involuntary twitching.
  • Early diagnosis and treatment implies better prognosis.
  • Muscle strength begins to get better with early treatment.

Multifocal motor neuropathy refers to a progressive muscle disorder that is characterised by weakness in the muscle of the hands with there being differences from one side of the body to the other in those particular muscles that are involved. This medical condition is said to affect more men than women and its symptoms include muscles cramping, muscle wasting and involuntary twitching or contractions of the muscles in the legs. The disorder can sometimes be mistaken for amyotrophic laterial sclerosis. Unlike ALS, multifocal motor neuropathy can be treated.

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The prognosis of multifocal motor neuropathy depends on how early the diagnosis is made and how fast treatment is sought. It has been observed post treatment that the involvement of muscle strength tends to begin within 3 to 6 weeks. A lot of patients who receive the treatment early on experience only little, if any, disability.


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