- A volume in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series, which has an unparalleled reputation as the world's most comprehensive source of information in neurology.
- International list of contributors including the leading workers in the field.
- Describes the advances which have occurred in clinical neurology and the neurosciences, their impact on the understanding of neurological disorders and on patient care.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Overview of the muscular dystrophies
- Congenital muscular dystrophies
- The Collagen VI related myopathies: Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy and Bethlem myopathy
- Limb girdle muscular dystrophy 2A
- Other limb-girdle muascular dystrophies
- Limb girdle muscular dystrophy 2H and the role of TRIM32
- Caveolinopathies: translational implications of caveolin-3 in skeletal and cardiac muscle disorders
- Myofibrillar myopathies
- Emery Dreifuss muscular dystrophy
- Facioscapulohumeral dystrophy and scapuloperoneal syndromes
- Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy
- Myotonic dystrophy type 1 and 2
- Distal muscular dystrophies
Edited by Robert C. Griggs, MD, FACP, FAAN, Edward A. and Alma Vollertsen Rykenboer Professor of Neurophysiology, Chair, Department of Neurology, Professor of Medicine, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Pediatrics, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY and Anthony A. Amato, MD, 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