acute motor axonal neuropathy


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acute motor axonal neuropathy (AMAN),

an acute, pure motor axon-degenerating type of polyradiculoneuropathy, a variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome; seen principally in a seasonal pattern (spring or summer) among children in rural China following epidemics of diarrhea caused by Campylobacter jejuni.

a·cute mo·tor ax·o·nal neu·r·op·a·thy

(ă-kyūt' mō'tŏr ak-sō'năl nūr-op'ă-thē)
An acute, pure motor axon-degenerating type of polyradiculoneuropathy, a variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome; seen principally in a seasonal pattern (spring or summer) among children in rural China following epidemics of diarrhea caused by Campylobacter jejuni.
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Anti-ganglioside antibody internalization attenuates motor nerve terminal injury in a mouse model of acute motor axonal neuropathy.
Hyperreflexia in Guillain-Barre syndrome: relation with acute motor axonal neuropathy and anti-GM1 antibody.
2003) Acute motor axonal neuropathy rabbit model: immune attack on nerve root axons.
2004) Various immunization protocols for an acute motor axonal neuropathy rabbit model compared.
2005) Overexpression of GD1a ganglioside sensitizes motor nerve terminals to anti-GD1a antibody-mediated injury in a model of acute motor axonal neuropathy.
2010) Conduction block in acute motor axonal neuropathy.
3 [+ or -] 17 Grade 0 0 0 Grade 1 0 0 Grade 2 0 1 Grade 3 3 3 Grade 4 5 0 Grade 5 2 0 Grade 6 0 0 GBS: Guillain Barre Syndrome, TPE: Therapeutic Plasma Exchange, AIDP: Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, AMAN: Acute Motor Axonal Neuropathy, AMSAN, Acute Motor Sensory Axonal Neuropathy, CIDP: Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy Table 3.
Another subtype in which the neurological deficit is purely motor, is known as acute motor axonal neuropathy (AMAN)7,8.

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