Disease Information for Lower Motor Neuron Disorder

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Anal sphincter/loss of tone/reflex
Tongue fasciculations
Interosseous muscle wasting/hand
Intrinsic hand muscle wasting/sign
Muscle Atrophy
Muscle fasciculations
Muscle tone/decreased
Muscle weakness
Thenar muscle wasting
Weakness, pharyngeal muscles/signs
Weakness/one arm
Absent deep tendon reflexes
Arm reflexes, unilateral decrease
Flaccid arm/shoulder paralysis
Flaccid muscle paralysis
Flaccid paralysis/legs
Hand reflexes decreased/unilateral
Hyporeflexia/DTRs decreased
Knee reflex decrease
Limb weakness/signs
Loss of pain of temperature sensation
Lower motor neuron lesion/signs
Monoplegia, leg
Segmental/areflexia upper extremity
Triceps reflex/decreased unilateral
Weak reflexes
Weakness/Diffuse motor loss
Weakness
Weakness, Gradual Onset
Diagnostic Test Results
X-RAY With contrast
Barium Swallowing Cine Abnormality
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Dermatomyositis
Associated Disease & Complications
Progressive Bulbar palsy
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Unilateral effects
Definition

Pathopysiology of lesion at anterior horn cells especially at pyramidal neuron ALS and Polio good examples but several others; manifestations are fasciculations,weakness severe muscle or dermatome or plexus pattern decreased muscle tonicity, flaccidity, decreased reflex, no clonus or spasticity, negative babinski sign [ALS startas with one limb]; Major Atrophy and denervation EMG/NCT studies effect

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