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Multifocal motor neuropathy


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What causes multifocal motor neuropathy?

The cause of multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) is unknown. While it is clear that the body's immune system plays a role,[1][2] currently little is known regarding MMN triggers, that is specific environmental and genetic risk factors for this disease.

Last updated: 5/1/2013

References
  1. Guimarães-Costa R, Bombelli F, Léger JM. Multifocal motor neuropathy. Presse Med. 2013 Apr 24; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=23623583. Accessed 5/1/2013.
  2. Lange D, Robinson-Papp J. Multifocal motor neuropathy. In: Basow M. UpToDate. Waltham, MA: UpToDate; 2014; Accessed 7/15/2014.


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