Search for dissertations about: "mis-diagnosis"

Found 1 swedish dissertation containing the word mis-diagnosis.

  1. 1. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) associated with superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) mutations in British Columbia, Canada clinical, neurophysiological and neuropathological features

    University dissertation from Umeå : Farmakologi och klinisk neurovetenskap

    Author : Heather G. Stewart; Umeå universitet.; [2005]
    Keywords : ALS; SOD1; complete penetrance; incomplete penetrance; mis-diagnosis; upper motor neuron; clinical neurophysiology; transcranial magnetic stimulation; peristimulus time histogram; corticospinal pathway; cortical inhibition; cortical hyper-excitability;

    Abstract : Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by loss of motor neurons and their supporting cells in the brain, brainstem and spinal cord, resulting in muscle paresis and paralysis including the bulbar (speech, chewing, swallowing) and respiratory muscles. The average age at onset is 55 years, and death due to respiratory failure occurs 2-5 years after symptom onset in ~ 85% of cases. READ MORE