A review: Management of motor neuron diseases


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Author Details : Ravi Kumar, Aarti Chopra*, Girendra Kumar Gautam

Volume : 7, Issue : 4, Year : 2021

Article Page : 292-294

https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijn.2021.053



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Abstract

Motor neuron diseases are a group of chronic sporadic and hereditary neurological disorders characterized by progressive degeneration of motor neurons. These might affect the upper motor neurons, lower motor neurons, or both. The prognosis of the motor neuron disease depends upon the age at onset and the area of the central nervous system affected. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has been documented to be fatal within three years of onset. This activity focuses on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis as the prototype of MND, which affects both the upper and the lower motor neurons and discusses the role of inter-professional team in the differential diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, and prognostication. It also discusses various other phenotypes of MND with an emphasis on their distinguishing features in requisite detail.
 

Keywords: ALS, MND, PMA, PLS


How to cite : Kumar R, Chopra A, Gautam G K, A review: Management of motor neuron diseases. IP Indian J Neurosci 2021;7(4):292-294


Copyright © 2021 by author(s) and IP Indian J Neurosci. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (creativecommons.org)





Article History

Received : 24-11-2021

Accepted : 03-12-2021

Available online : 05-01-2022


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