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The otolaryngologic presentation of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Abstract

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a progressive dengenerative neuromuscular disease of insidious onset. It involves upper and lower motor neurons and causes both spastic and atrophic muscular symptoms. More than one fourth of patients have complaints relating to the head and neck (bulbar palsy); thus, the otolaryngologist may be the first physician to see them. Predominant symptoms are slurred speech, hoarseness, dysphagia, and dyspnea. Muscular weakness, atrophy, and fasciculation are noted on examination. The course is relentless, and only 20% of patients survive five years after diagnosis.

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Source

Otolaryngology 86:3 Pt 1 pg ORL479-84

MeSH

Adult
Aged
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Bulbar Palsy, Progressive
Deglutition Disorders
Dyspnea
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Muscular Atrophy
Prognosis
Speech Disorders
Voice Disorders

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

112540

Citation

Carpenter, R J., et al. "The Otolaryngologic Presentation of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis." Otolaryngology, vol. 86, no. 3 Pt 1, 1978, pp. ORL479-84.
Carpenter RJ, McDonald TJ, Howard FM. The otolaryngologic presentation of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Otolaryngology. 1978;86(3 Pt 1):ORL479-84.
Carpenter, R. J., McDonald, T. J., & Howard, F. M. (1978). The otolaryngologic presentation of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Otolaryngology, 86(3 Pt 1), pp. ORL479-84.
Carpenter RJ, McDonald TJ, Howard FM. The Otolaryngologic Presentation of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Otolaryngology. 1978;86(3 Pt 1):ORL479-84. PubMed PMID: 112540.
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