By Hiroshi Mitsumoto MD
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis provides the main complete, clinically-focused info on ALS (Lou Gehrig's affliction) in print. the 3 authors, well known for his or her paintings during this region, offer cohesive and balanced insurance of this syndrome, together with the heritage, scientific positive aspects, pathology and pathogenesis, remedy and administration of ALS. To facilitate figuring out, each one bankruptcy is more advantageous by means of finished tables and figures, in addition to certain bankruptcy summaries.
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He also included deuteropathic cases secondary to other conditions such as tumors and syringomyelia. Furthermore, Charcot maintained that PBP was a syndrome distinct from ALS. Nosologic Controversy In the mid-19th century, the distinction between bulbar palsy and pseudobulbar palsy was not known. In fact, Charcot considered PBP to be a spastic syndrome because degeneration of motor neurons occurred in the medulla. On the other hand, Leyden,41 a prominent German neurologist, thought that PBP was an atonic syndrome because of lesions in the corticospinal tracts.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis by Hiroshi Mitsumoto MD