Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
AIAN REVIEW
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 173--178

Clinical mimickers of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-conditions we cannot afford to miss


Nishita Singh1, Sucharita Ray2, Achal Srivastava1 
1 Department of Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Neurology, Neurosciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sucharita Ray
Department of Neurology, Cardio Neurosciences Center, Room No 702, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 023
India

Giving a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis to a patient is akin to handing out a death certificate. However, not all patients presenting with the classical dysphagia, wasting, and weakness may have motor neuron diseases. In these cases, it is extremely important not to miss little cues which can suggest an alternative diagnosis and in many cases a lease of life in terms of a treatment option. In this review, we consider some clinical scenarios that can present with the same symptom complex as diseases involving motor neurons but have a different anatomical or etiopathological basis and in many cases even a therapeutic option.


How to cite this article:
Singh N, Ray S, Srivastava A. Clinical mimickers of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-conditions we cannot afford to miss.Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2018;21:173-178


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Singh N, Ray S, Srivastava A. Clinical mimickers of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-conditions we cannot afford to miss. Ann Indian Acad Neurol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Dec 1 ];21:173-178
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