The dropped head syndrome with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy

Muscle Nerve. 1994 Jul;17(7):808-10. doi: 10.1002/mus.880170717.

Abstract

The dropped head syndrome occurs in a variety of neuromuscular disorders. We present a woman with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy who developed this syndrome, likely reflecting severe demyelination of nerves to cervical paraspinal muscles.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Chronic Disease
  • Demyelinating Diseases / physiopathology*
  • Demyelinating Diseases / therapy
  • Electromyography
  • Female
  • Head*
  • Humans
  • Neck Muscles / innervation
  • Neck Muscles / physiopathology*
  • Neural Conduction
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / physiopathology*
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / therapy
  • Posture*
  • Recurrence