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J Neurol Sci. 1997 Sep 10;150(2):129-31.

Motor neuron disease following generalized fasciculations and cramps.

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  • 1Fifth Department of Internal Medicine, Hyogo College of Medicine, Nishinomiya, Japan.

Abstract

We report a case of motor neuron disease in which fasciculations and cramps progressed generally before the development of muscle wasting. After involvement of the upper and lower motor neurons became clinically manifest, widespread fasciculations and cramps persisted and accompanied pseudotetany. The present case suggests that spinal cord pathology of motor neuron disease can cause the abnormal excitability of the motor neurons, resulting in the development of generalized fasciculations and cramps.

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