Hirayama disease: Description of an Italian case

A. Rigamonti, S. Usai, M. Curone, D. D'Amico, G. Bussone

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Hirayama disease is slowly progressive, usually monolateral, distal upper limb amyotrophy occurring mainly in young men. It is usually considered a kind of cervical myelopathy related to flexing movements of the neck. Several patients have been reported in Japan; we describe an Italian case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-103
Number of pages2
JournalNeurological Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004



  • Cervical myelopathy
  • Hirayama disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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Rigamonti, A., Usai, S., Curone, M., D'Amico, D., & Bussone, G. (2004). Hirayama disease: Description of an Italian case. Neurological Sciences, 25(2), 102-103.