Kugelberg Welander Spinal Muscular Atrophy Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Apr 27, 2016
  • Author: Joyce L Oleszek, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

These include the following:

  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Glycolytic or lipid storage myopathy
  • Polyneuritis
  • Endocrine-related myopathy
  • Muscular hypotonia secondary to Marfan syndrome or Prader-Willi syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Metabolic disorders (eg, organic aciduria) and mitochondrial disorders
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Peripheral neuropathies
  • Transverse myelitis
  • Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita
  • Hodgkin disease associated anterior horn disease
  • Macroglobulinemia associated anterior horn disease

Differential Diagnoses