Learn About Hereditary Neuralgic Amyotrophy

What is the definition of Hereditary Neuralgic Amyotrophy?

Hereditary neuralgic amyotrophy is a disorder characterized by episodes of severe pain and muscle wasting (amyotrophy) in one or both shoulders and arms. Neuralgic pain is felt along the path of one or more nerves and often has no obvious physical cause. The network of nerves involved in hereditary neuralgic amyotrophy, called the brachial plexus, controls movement and sensation in the shoulders and arms.

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What are the causes of Hereditary Neuralgic Amyotrophy?

Mutations in the SEPTIN9 gene cause hereditary neuralgic amyotrophy. The SEPTIN9 gene provides instructions for making a protein called septin-9, which is part of a group of proteins called septins. Septins are involved in a process called cytokinesis, which is the step in cell division when the fluid inside the cell (cytoplasm) divides to form two separate cells.

How prevalent is Hereditary Neuralgic Amyotrophy?

Hereditary neuralgic amyotrophy is a rare disorder, but its specific prevalence is unknown. Approximately 200 families affected by the disorder have been identified worldwide.

Is Hereditary Neuralgic Amyotrophy an inherited disorder?

This condition is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern, which means one copy of the altered gene in each cell is sufficient to cause the disorder.

Who are the top Hereditary Neuralgic Amyotrophy Local Doctors?
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Donders Institute For Brain

Cognition And Behavior, Radboud University Medical Center 
Nijmegen, GE, NL 

Nens Van Alfen is in Nijmegen, Netherlands. Van Alfen is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Hereditary Neuralgic Amyotrophy. They are also highly rated in 9 other conditions, according to our data. Their top areas of expertise are Hereditary Neuralgic Amyotrophy, Brachial Plexopathy, Cramp-Fasciculation Syndrome, and Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy.

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Jeroen Bosch Hospital

Tilburg, NB, NL 

Jeroen Van Eijk is in Tilburg, Netherlands. Van Eijk is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Hereditary Neuralgic Amyotrophy. He is also highly rated in 3 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Hereditary Neuralgic Amyotrophy, Brachial Plexopathy, Hepatitis E, and Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy.

 
 
 
 
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HSS Long Island

333 Earle Ovington Blvd 
Uniondale, NY 11553

Darryl Sneag is a Radiologist in Uniondale, New York. Dr. Sneag has been practicing medicine for over 14 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Hereditary Neuralgic Amyotrophy. He is also highly rated in 2 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Hereditary Neuralgic Amyotrophy, Synovitis, Mononeuritis Multiplex, and Invertebral Disc Disease. He is licensed to treat patients in Massachusetts.

What are the latest Hereditary Neuralgic Amyotrophy Clinical Trials?
Fluoroscopic Guided Interlaminar Epidural Versus Ultrasound Guided Transforaminal Epidural in the Treatment of Unilateral Cervicobrachialgia : a Randomized Controlled Trial
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Published Date:updated Last, September

Published By: National Institutes of Health

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