Subacute, reversible motor neuron disease

Tarvez Tucker, Robert B. Layzer, Robert G. Miller, David Chad

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Abstract

Four patients with a clinical syndrome closely resembling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis recovered completely, without treatment, 5 to 12 months after onset. Electrodiagnostic tests revealed acute and chronic denervation, with normal motor and sensory nerve conduction studies. The CSF was normal, and tests for paraproteinemia, heavy metal intoxication, and systemic illness were negative. Although such cases are rare, the possibility of spontaneous recovery should always be considered when counseling patients with suspected ALS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1541-1544
Number of pages4
JournalNeurology
Volume41
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Motor Neuron Disease
Paraproteinemias
Neural Conduction
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Denervation
Heavy Metals
Counseling
Neuron
Therapeutics
Recovery
Onset
Syndrome
Sensory Nerves
Intoxication
Illness

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  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Tucker, T., Layzer, R. B., Miller, R. G., & Chad, D. (1991). Subacute, reversible motor neuron disease. Neurology, 41(10), 1541-1544.

Subacute, reversible motor neuron disease. / Tucker, Tarvez; Layzer, Robert B.; Miller, Robert G.; Chad, David.

In: Neurology, Vol. 41, No. 10, 1991, p. 1541-1544.

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Tucker, T, Layzer, RB, Miller, RG & Chad, D 1991, 'Subacute, reversible motor neuron disease', Neurology, vol. 41, no. 10, pp. 1541-1544.
Tucker T, Layzer RB, Miller RG, Chad D. Subacute, reversible motor neuron disease. Neurology. 1991;41(10):1541-1544.
Tucker, Tarvez ; Layzer, Robert B. ; Miller, Robert G. ; Chad, David. / Subacute, reversible motor neuron disease. In: Neurology. 1991 ; Vol. 41, No. 10. pp. 1541-1544.
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