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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Very good evening
User :   Can you help me with a query on neurology??
Doctor :   yes, please proceed
User :   Are there other diseases which have symptoms like Motor Neurone?? If yes what are they??
Doctor :   Motor neuron dis is a peripheral nerve dis, any disease affecting the peripheral nerves do present as motor neuron dis locally
User :   I understand this is a disease of elimination. Hence can there be various differences of views or can there be other diseases which look similar and cannot be differentiated by a neuro?
Doctor :   since the disease presenrt the defects in the muscles innervated by the nerves involved, any kind of generalized musculoskeletal dis also do mimic as MND example would be Myasthenia Gravis
Doctor :   any kind of Myopathies
Doctor :   In MND the degeneration of the nerve will be at its beginning, but the final effect is elicited in the muscles, and any diseases involving the motor nerves at any point in there path can present as MND
User :   I know am asking various questions as I have been trying to find out a lot from the net but am not getting clear answers. My friends biopsy shows a neurological atrophy. Two Neurologists suspect PMA and are working on a series of tests.Now the issue is can there be other opinions on the same if yes what are the other possibilities?
Doctor :   Clinical examination will help in the type of injury whether sensory , motor or both and also to know the location of the nerve affection , then take biopsies at the suspected location to know the cause
User :   thanks doc
Doctor :   is there anything i can help you with >?
User :   no thanks
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting
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