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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(1999) Hyperreflexia in Guillain-Barre syndrome: relation with acute motor axonal neuropathy and anti-GM1 antibody.
(1993) Acute motor axonal neuropathy: a frequent cause of acute flaccid paralysis in China.
(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. J.
(2004) Immunoglobulin improves a model of acute motor axonal neuropathy by preventing axonal degeneration.
The patient was labeled as having Gullain Bane Syndrome and the diagnosis was established on basis of the acute clinical course, nerve conduction studies suggestive of acute motor axonal neuropathy and a finding of albumino-cytologic dissociation in CSF.
Acute motor axonal neuropathy and AMSAN forms did not differ in clinical and laboratory features.
Acute motor axonal neuropathy (AMAN), acute motor sensory axonal neuropathy (AMSAN) and Fisher syndrome (FS) are three different variants of GBS described in the literature in addition to the classic acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (AIDP).
Another subtype in which the neurological deficit is purely motor, is known as acute motor axonal neuropathy (AMAN)7,8.

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