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J Korean Assoc EMG Electrodiagn Med 2004;6(1):58-61.
Published online May 10, 2004.
Two Cases of Juvenile Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Abstract
Juvenile amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a rarely occurring chronic motor neuron disease, characterized by combined upper and lower motor neuron symptoms /signs with the onset before 25 years old. It is known that the inheritance is either autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive or sporadic. We report 2 cases of juvenile ALS without family history who showed severe weakness in distal limbs with definite upper motor neuron signs.
Key Words: Juvenile ALS, chronic motor neuron disease


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