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Vulpian-Bernhardt spinal muscular atrophy

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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.


  • 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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