TITLE

The onset of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

AUTHOR(S)
de Carvalho, M.; Swash, M.
PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Mar2006, Vol. 77 Issue 3, p388
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Two patients in whom both the neurological examination and electromyography (EMG) were normal prior to the onset of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are reported. In each patient, the onset of ALS some 18 months later was clearly defined clinically and confirmed by subsequent EMG studies. These unique observations show that ALS commences at a defined time, and that there is early generalisation with an initial phase of rapid progression.
ACCESSION #
20448057

 

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