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Chronic multifocal demyelinating neuropathy simulating motor neuron disease.
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PMID:  2013517     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a patient with a chronic acquired predominantly motor polyneuropathy. His clinical picture initially led to a diagnosis of lower motor neuron form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. However electrophysiological examination revealed multifocal, prevalently proximal, conduction blocks at sites not prone to compression. Distinguishing this unusual polyneuropathy from motor neuron diseases is critical, since the former is a potentially, treatable disorder.
P Di Bella; F Logullo; L Dionisi; M Danni; M Scarpelli; F Angeleri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Italian journal of neurological sciences     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0392-0461     ISO Abbreviation:  Ital J Neurol Sci     Publication Date:  1991 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-05-16     Completed Date:  1991-05-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006502     Medline TA:  Ital J Neurol Sci     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  113-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Istituto delle Molattie del Sistema Nervoso, Università di Ancona.
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MeSH Terms
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis / diagnosis
Demyelinating Diseases / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Diagnosis, Differential
Median Nerve / physiopathology
Motor Neurons*
Neural Conduction
Neurologic Examination
Neuromuscular Diseases / diagnosis*

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