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July 1974

Quadriceps Myopathy—Entity or Syndrome?

Author Affiliations

Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
From the Muscular Dystrophy Group Research Laboratories (Dr. Boddie) and Regional Neurological Centre (Drs. Boddie and Stewart-Wynne), Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England.

Arch Neurol. 1974;31(1):60-62. doi:10.1001/archneur.1974.00490370086015

A patient had symmetrical weakness and atrophy of the quadriceps muscles, simulating quadriceps myopathy, but due to neurogenic atrophy. Review of the literature on quadriceps myopathy suggests that, rather than being a specific entity, such cases represent a clinical syndrome with a heterogeneous pathologic basis.

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