Multifocal Motor Neuropathy
Multifocal motor neuropathy is a progressive muscle disorder that displays itself withy muscle weakness in the hands (and usually the hands only), showing differences from one side of the body to the other and only includes specific muscles. MMN affects men more than women. Symptoms of MMN include muscle cramping, muscle wasting, and involuntary contractions or twitching of the leg muscles. The disorder is often mistaken for amyotrophic laterial sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease) by medical practioners, but unlike ALS, MMN is treatable. Early diagnosis allows of MMN allows patients to make a quick recovery. For more information about MMN join our MMN Support Group. MMN Treatment Multifocal motor neuropathy treatment can vary. Some patients experience mild, modest symptoms and require no treatment. Others require intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) or immunosuppressive therapy with cyclophosphamide.