Kugelberg Welander Spinal Muscular Atrophy Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Sep 01, 2021
  • 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