Proximal Muscle Weakness in a 15-Year-Old Boy

Marcia V. Felker, Bhuwan P. Garg

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Proximal muscle weakness, often indicative of a myopathy, has a broad differential diagnosis in children. We present a case of an adolescent boy with proximal weakness and a mildly elevated creatine kinase. He was found to have spinal muscular atrophy type III rather than a myopathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)186-189
Number of pages4
JournalSeminars in Pediatric Neurology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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