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November 1982

Neurogenic Arthrogryposis in One Identical Twin

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology and the Jerry Lewis Neuromuscular Research Center, Vanderbilt University (Drs Sul, Evans, and Fenichel), and Veterans Administration Hospital (Dr Mrak), Nashville, Tenn.

Arch Neurol. 1982;39(11):717-718. doi:10.1001/archneur.1982.00510230043012

• An infant was born with multiple joint contractures and weakness. An identical twin was unaffected. The results of electrodiagnostic and histochemical studies on muscle suggested a neurogenic cause, and postmortem examination of the spinal cord showed marked loss of anterior horn cells.

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