A case of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis with a very slow progression over 44 years.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_3AB1643781A6
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Title
A case of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis with a very slow progression over 44 years.
Journal
Neuromuscular Disorders
Author(s)
Grohme K., Maravic M.V., Gasser T., Borasio G.D.
ISSN
0960-8966 (Print)
ISSN-L
0960-8966
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2001
Volume
11
Number
4
Pages
414-416
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
Abstract
We report on a patient whose neurological and neurophysiological findings fulfil the El Escorial criteria for definite amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and who is still alive 44 years after the initial diagnosis. Pertinent differential diagnoses were excluded on clinical and/or genetic grounds. Our patient has no afflicted relatives and her SOD1 testing was negative, thus allowing us to classify her form of ALS as sporadic. Informing ALS patients of the existence of documented cases with long-term survival can be a means of fostering hope when delivering the diagnosis.
Keywords
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/diagnosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/physiopathology, Disease Progression, Female, Humans, Middle Aged, Time Factors
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Web of science
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