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[Cervical collar therapy for juvenile muscular atrophy of distal upper extremity (Hirayama disease): results from 38 cases].

Authors
  • Tokumaru, Y
  • Hirayama, K
Type
Published Article
Journal
Rinshō shinkeigaku = Clinical neurology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2001
Volume
41
Issue
4-5
Pages
173–178
Identifiers
PMID: 11676157
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Cervical collar therapy induces a premature arrest of this disease. Improvement is expected in patients who have shorter duration of illness and have mild cord atrophy in a neutral neck position. Early diagnosis and therapeutic intervention may minimize the functional disability of young patients.

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