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Dr. Brian M. Medical Doctor

Specialty: Neuropathology
Springfield, Illinois
Asst. Professor at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (Springfield, IL) Departments... Full Bio
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Apr 25 2010 by Isk8her76
My son is 2 years old, he has had an elevated CK level that started at 598 1.5 years ago every six months he has had a testing which went as follows, 525, 375, 301.  His EMG and nerve conductor test at age 1 and a half was normal. He has "flabby" legs and arms-thigh region and biceps, but exhibits no issues in climbing stairs, jumping, or running outside and walking distances.  I am concerned about his low muscle tone.  He is 39in tall and 38.5 lbs at 30mo
Oct 29 2009 by kashika


Though you a Neuropathology specialist,but i have a problem related to a different field.My close relative is sufferin from liver sclerosis,hepatitis c and recently cancer has also been detected.Please help me know if there is any cure for the same.

Jul 30 2009 by Samemitch

Dr. Brian,

 I hve had had a long term neuropathy on my entire right side... 15 years at least.  there was an acute onset , then just maintained.  the muscles on my right side have atophed a bit but not noticably to tothers.  Tons of MRIs, Scans, Nerve conduction, blood work etc.. over the years... Nothing.  Until recently I now have an elevated Poloycolonal IgM  it's About 290. Nobody seems to worry.. "its probably some virus that has had this chronic effecft "  I feel like I am going crazy.  I am not in pain, just aching,  my face to my foot.  

Apr 19 2009 by Flower

hi brian

i am 21 years old and i have central core disaese.

and know i have been trying for 10months to get pragnent and iam not yet , There is a problem from my disaese (central core) about that i am get pragnent yet ???

the fertility and urterus affected with central core ??is that the problem that i am not get pragnent yet ?? i have a reagular period as well

reagarts maryelene if possible anwser me on i am very worried about this

thanks alot

Jul 14 2008 by McKenzie D.

Hi Brian,

 I noticed you joined the anti-soda team and are trying to cut back on diet soda. I've reduced my diet soda consumption from about 3 cans/bottles per day to about 3 per month. It's hard, but you can do it. Good luck!

Jul 08 2008 by Dr. Brian M., MD
I am interested in sharing knowledge about neurologic and neuromuscular disease.
Jul 08 2008 by Dr. Brian M., MD
I am a neuropathologist at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois. I am also an assistant professor in pathology and neurology at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. I got my bachelor's degree at Dartmouth College, my doctorate in medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and my residency and fellowship training at Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University.