Insidious onset of symptoms may result in delay in definitive diagnosis, with median time to diagnosis about 14 months.
Diagnosis can be established according to revised El Escorial World Fed...
Treatment is palliative. Multidisciplinary care should be available because this may extend survival, decrease medical complications, and improve quality of life.
Initially every 3 months; frequency to be increased as needed fo...
G12.21 Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
G12.22 Progressive bulbar palsy
G12.29 Other motor neuron disease
335.20 Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
335.22 Progressive bulbar palsy
ALS: progressive upper and lower degenerative disease
Diagnosis: history, PE, EMG, and NCS
Riluzole and edaravone are the current treatments.
Survival from diagnosis to 10 years is ~10%.
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