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Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2008 Dec;15(4):186-9; discussion 189. doi: 10.1016/j.spen.2008.10.005.

Proximal muscle weakness in a 15-year-old boy.

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  • 1Department of Neurology, Division of Pediatric Neurology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA.


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.

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