Multifocal motor neuropathy
Other Names for this Disease
- Multifocal motor neuropathy with conduction block
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The exact underlying cause of multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) is poorly understood. It is considered an immune-mediated disorder (due to an abnormal immune system response), both because IVIG therapy improves symptoms, and many patients have anti-GM1 antibodies. Research to further understand the cause of MMN is underway.
Last updated: 3/7/2016
- Lange D, Robinson-Papp J. Multifocal motor neuropathy. UpToDate. Waltham, MA: UpToDate; February, 2016;
- MMN Overview. GBS/CIDP Foundation International. 2016; http://www.gbs-cidp.org/variants/mmn-overview/.