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J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2011 Summer;23(3):362-4. doi: 10.1176/appi.neuropsych.23.3.362.

Atypical presentations of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a case report.

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Department of Internal Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY, USA.

Abstract

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) with atypical symptoms poses a diagnostic challenge to clinicians, frequently resulting in delayed diagnosis. The patient reported here presented with unexplained weight loss and was investigated for 8 months, with an extensive work-up, including several imaging studies, especially to rule out neoplastic processes, before a diagnosis of ALS could be made, largely on the basis of upper and lower motor weakness.

PMID:
21948899
DOI:
10.1176/jnp.23.3.jnp362
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