Neuromuscul Disord 2020 11 14;30(11):897-903. Epub 2020 Oct 14.
Department of Neurology, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (FMUSP), Av. Dr. Enéas Carvalho Aguiar 255, 05403-900 São Paulo SP, Brazil. Electronic address:
This study was designed to analyze the sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of jitter parameters combined with repetitive nerve stimulation (RNS) in congenital myasthenic syndrome (CMS), chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia (CPEO), and congenital myopathies (CM). Jitter was obtained with a concentric needle electrode during voluntary activation of the Orbicularis Oculi muscle in CMS (n = 21), CPEO (n = 20), and CM (n = 18) patients and in controls (n = 14). RNS (3 Hz) was performed in six different muscles for all patients (Abductor Digiti Minimi, Tibialis Anterior, upper Trapezius, Deltoideus, Orbicularis Oculi, and Nasalis). Read More