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October 1927

PROGRESSIVE NEURITIC MUSCULAR ATROPHY

Author Affiliations

Moscow, U. S. S. R.

From the Division for Nervous Diseases of the B. A. Obuch Institute for the Investigation of Occupational Diseases; Chief, Prof. S. N. Davidenkov.

Arch NeurPsych. 1927;18(4):572-576. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1927.02210040079004
Abstract

Although the problems concerning muscular dystrophies, particularly the neural ones, are for the moment being ignored, this chapter of neurology is not yet closed either symptomatologically or—and this cannot be emphasized too strongly—in the sense of its pathogenesis. In several recent articles, authors (Pette1) assert that, besides hereditary factors which are included among those causing the onset of neuritic muscular dystrophies, exogenous factors may also play a certain rôle. My observations concerning a case of neuritic muscular dystrophy of the Charcot-Marie type are of interest not only because of its clinical symptomatology (the case being atypical), but also because it brings up the question of the part played by oxogenous factors (lead in particular) in the development of the disease.

REPORT OF A CASE 

History.  —N., aged 36, a plumber, a native of Tula government, married, was admitted to the division for nervous diseases of

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