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Vulpian-Bernhardt spinal muscular atrophy

Alternative eponyms

  • Vulpian's atrophy
  • Vulpian-Bernhardt syndrome

Related people

Slowly progrediating neurogenic muscular atrophy.

Description

Slowly progrediating neurogenic muscular atrophy with paralyses, localised proximally on the upper extremities, beginning in the shoulder, and with early involvement of the neck muscles.

Bibliography

  • E. F. A. Vulpian:
    Maladies du système nerveux. Paris, 1879 and 1886.
  • M. Bernhardt:
    Weiterer Beitrag zur Lehre von den hereditären und familiären Erkrankungen des Nervensystems. Über die spinal-neurotische Form der progressiven Muskelatrophie.
    [Virchows] Archiv für pathologische Anatomie und Physiologie und für klinische Medizin, Berlin, 1893, 133: 259.

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