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How do you diagnose MND?

its a clinical diagnosis

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is it treatable?

no

3

what sort of motor signs do you get in MND?

upper and lower

4

what is the most common subtype

ALS

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peak age ?

50-75

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how does it present ?

muscle weakness and wasting secondary to motor neuron degeneration. It causes muscle weakness & wasting, speech, swallowing & breathing problems

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sensory?

no loss of sensation, still feel everything

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common area for muscle wasting ?

Preferential wasting in the thenar group is a typical pattern of atrophy seen in ALS

9

The three most common types of dementia

1 alzheimers
2 lewey body
3 frontotemporal dementia

10

Babinskis sign, upper or lower?

upper motor sign

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wasting of what other muscle group is common?

tibialis anterior

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does it affect your eyes?

no

13

why would you do nerve conduction studies?

will show normal motor conduction, so helps exclude a neuropathy

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why would an MRI be done?

to exclude the differential diagnosis of cervical cord compression and myelopathy

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does MND affect your eyes?

no

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what is a big clue that points you towards MND?

fasciculations