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Proximal muscle weakness, often indicative of a myopathy, has a broad differential diagnosis in children. We present a case of an adolescent boy with proximal weakness and a mildly elevated creatine kinase. He was found to have spinal muscular atrophy type III rather than a myopathy.


Marcia V Felker, Bhuwan P Garg. Proximal muscle weakness in a 15-year-old boy. Seminars in pediatric neurology. 2008 Dec;15(4):186-9; discussion 189

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PMID: 19073325

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