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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Alternate Names : Lou Gehrig Disease, Progressive Bulbar Palsy, ALS

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the disease diagnosed?

The diagnosis is based on special tests. One test that is used is electromyography or EMG for short. Another is a nerve conduction study, or NCV. A neurological exam and a clinical history are also used. Other diseases that mimic ALS, such as conditions known as cervical spinal or lumbar stenosis, must be ruled out.

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Prevention & Expectations

Author: Michael Curiel, MD
Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
Date Reviewed: 12/17/01

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