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By Hiroshi Mitsumoto MD

ISBN-10: 0803602693

ISBN-13: 9780803602694

ISBN-10: 1423763467

ISBN-13: 9781423763468

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis provides the main accomplished, clinically-focused info on ALS (Lou Gehrig's ailment) in print. the 3 authors, well known for his or her paintings during this region, offer cohesive and balanced assurance of this syndrome, together with the background, medical good points, pathology and pathogenesis, remedy and administration of ALS. To facilitate knowing, each one bankruptcy is better by means of complete tables and figures, in addition to particular bankruptcy summaries.

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56. Rowland, LP (ed): Human Motor Neuron Diseases. Advances in Neurology, Vol 36. Raven Press, New York, 1982. 57. Shiraki, H and Yase, Y: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and parkinsonism-dementia in the Kii Peninsula: Comparison with the same disorders in Guam and Alzheimer's disease. In Vinken, PJ, Bruyn, GW, and Klawans, HL (eds): Disease of the Motor System. Handbook of Neurology 15. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1991, pp 273-300. 58. Spencer, PS: Guam ALS/Parkinsonism-Dementia: A long-latency neurotoxic disorder caused by "slow toxin(s)" in food?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is the most common form of MND of undetermined cause in adults, affecting not only the anterior horn cells but also the corticospinal tracts, resulting in a fairly consistent clinical picture and outcome. Whether ALS is a single disease entity or a syndrome caused by a number of different conditions remains to be determined. By definition, the features of ALS are signs and symptoms of lower motor neuron dysfunction, including focal and multifocal weakness, atrophy, cramps, and fasciculations associated with the corticospinal tract signs of spasticity and enhanced and pathologic reflexes in the absence of sensory findings (see Chapter 4).

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