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What should I expect if I have multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN)?

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Multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) affects the nerves that control your muscles. Most people who have it can carry on with at least some of their normal activities.

The kind of problems you have depend on which of your muscles are affected. If your hand muscles are weak, you may have trouble eating, typing, writing, or buttoning clothes. If your leg muscles are affected, you could have trouble walking. Some people with severe MMN have trouble in all these areas.

If you get treatment for MMN early, you’re more likely to have few symptoms or long-term problems.

If you have trouble with certain activities, you may want to see an occupational or physical therapist. They can help you keep your muscles strong and show you how to do daily tasks more easily if your muscles are bothering you.

From: Multifocal Motor Neuropathy WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 11/11/2018

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Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Neurology: "Multifocal Motor Neuropathy."

GBS-CIDP Foundation International: Centers of Excellence.

GBS-CIDP Foundation International: "Guillain-Barre Syndrome, CIDP and Variants; Guidelines for Physical and Occupational Therapy"

Johns Hopkins Medicine: Health Library: "Nerve Conduction Study."

Jonathan Katz and Richard Lewis, "Multifocal Motor Neuropathy."

Richard A. Lewis, MD, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles.

MedlinePlus: "Cyclophosphamide."

National Institutes of Health: "Multifocal motor neuropathy."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Multifocal Motor Neuropathy Information Page."

Neuropathy Action Foundation.

The Neuropathy Association.

The Neuropathy Association: "Ask the Doctor Column: Multifocal Motor Neuropathy," "My 'Elusive' Multifocal Motor Neuropathy Diagnosis Came With A Positive."

Washington University: "Motor Neuropathies and Lower Motor Neuron Syndromes."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2018

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