This week Pretorius might have been settling into Wales' World Cup training camp in the Vale of Glamorgan, instead he is coming to terms with a life-changing auto-immune condition called neuromyotonia
Instead he is coming to terms with a life-changing autoimmune condition called neuromyotonia
Included one patient with neuromyotonia
and one with polymyositis.
Acquired neuromyotonia and peripheral neuropathy in a patient with Hodgkin's disease.
Acquired neuromyotonia in childhood: case report and review.
Neuromyotonia with neuropathy and muscle hypertrophy: association or cause?
Antibodies to Kv1 potassium channel-complex proteins leucinerich, glioma inactivated 1 protein and contactin-associated protein-2 in limbic encephalitis, Morvan's syndrome and acquired neuromyotonia
Guillain-Barre syndrome Chronic sensorimotor neuropathy Vasculitic neuropathy Neuromyotonia
Neuromuscular Lambert-Eaton myaesthenic syndrome junction Myaesthenia gravis Muscle Polymyositis/dermatomyositis Necrotising myopathy Myotonia
Different descriptive labels such as undulating myokymia, pseudomyotonia, acquired neuromyotonia, and normocalcemic tetany have been used for similar cases (3,4).
Immunological associations of acquired neuromyotonia (Isaacs' syndrome): report of five cases and literature review.
Clinical electrophysiological characterization of the acquired neuromyotonia phenotype of autoimmune peripheral nerve hyperexcitability.
Imaging analysis was performed on 28 patients (abdominal computerized tomographic scan or magnetic resonance imaging; 1 patient had abdominal ultrasound only), with resulting diagnoses of pheochromocytoma in 14 patients; other pathologies (metastatic carcinoma, adrenal hemorrhage, adrenal myelolipoma, pelvic fibromatosis, or neuromyotonia
, which was diagnosed after neurophysiology tests) in 9 patients, and no atypical findings in 5 patients.