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Revista Eugenio Espejo

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FABELO MORA, Vicente Alberto et al. Esclerosis lateral amiotrófica. Presentación de un caso. Rev Eug Esp [online]. 2017, vol.11, n.1, pp.57-63. ISSN 2661-6742.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system. The clinical case of a male patient, white race and 50 years old is presented. This one goes to consultation in the Provincial General Hospital “Mártires del 9 de April” for presenting weakness in lower limbs. The physical examination showed disseminated muscle twitching, proximal-distal muscular weakness (-2) in all four limbs, muscular atrophy affecting the distal and proximal muscles of the extremities, sialorrhea, disartic language, generalized extenuated osteotendinous reflexes and bilateral Babinski. The complementary tests showed a neurogenic pattern dependent on the C6-C8 myotomes with signs of denervation. Nosological diagnosis: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The patient refers history of that pathology.

Keywords : amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; muscular atrophy; sialorrhea; language disorders.

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