Classification of neuromuscular disorders.

  • William Engel
  • Published 1971 in Birth defects original article series


Anew type of classification of neuromuscular diseases is presented. It is based on etiology; when this is not possible, on pathogenesis; if neither is possible, on distinctive features, biochemical greater than morphologic greater than clinical-genetic ones. The initial categorization designates which cell type, lower motor neuron or myofiber, is considered… (More)


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