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Published online: 2015-10-26
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Neuromuscular disorders in cancer patients Part II. Muscle and neuromuscular junction damage in cancer patients

Joanna Drat-Gzubicka
Medycyna Paliatywna w Praktyce 2015;9(1):8-15.

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Vol 9, No 1 (2015)
Review articles
Published online: 2015-10-26

Abstract

Muscle and neuromuscular junction damage might develop in cancer patients. These conditions tend to be overlooked because they develop alongside cancer cachexia, asthenia and muscle atrophy. The diagnosis of muscle conditions in advanced cancer patients is difficult and often impossible. Some of the conditions described below can be prevented and some can be treated. Muscle damage must be taken into consideration while taking care of a patient suffering from fatigue.

Abstract

Muscle and neuromuscular junction damage might develop in cancer patients. These conditions tend to be overlooked because they develop alongside cancer cachexia, asthenia and muscle atrophy. The diagnosis of muscle conditions in advanced cancer patients is difficult and often impossible. Some of the conditions described below can be prevented and some can be treated. Muscle damage must be taken into consideration while taking care of a patient suffering from fatigue.

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Keywords

myopathy, myasthenia, neuromiotonia

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Title

Neuromuscular disorders in cancer patients Part II. Muscle and neuromuscular junction damage in cancer patients

Journal

Palliative Medicine in Practice

Issue

Vol 9, No 1 (2015)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

8-15

Published online

2015-10-26

Bibliographic record

Medycyna Paliatywna w Praktyce 2015;9(1):8-15.

Keywords

myopathy
myasthenia
neuromiotonia

Authors

Joanna Drat-Gzubicka

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