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a 36 yr old woman displaying lack of coordination, cannot dress,

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a 36 yr old woman displaying lack of coordination, cannot dress, eat, or toilet herself. symptions came on within the last 8/10 months previously was a keen horsewoman and held down a job.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Motor neuron disease is a diagnosis of exclusion and it may require many months of work up and follow up with a neurologist to have a final diagnosis of motor neuron disease.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Its still possible that she may be having some kind of motor neuron disease, which in itself has many types.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

She does seem to have a neurological syndrome that is not showing up in the extensive tests that she has had done. I would still like that she should have nerve conduction studies and EMG (electromyography) done which I think has not been done in her case as yet.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

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yes

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Anything that you would like to add or ask further?

Customer:

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Customer:

would motor neuron disease show up in a emg ?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

It would act to rule out other possible causes.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Motor neuron disease is basically a diagnosis of exclusion.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

There is no one test by which we can say that one has it or does not have it.

Customer:

if there is no one test to say whether or not she is suffering from this - where do we go from there? and who is the best medical person to go to?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Continue following up with neurologist.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

That is the best thing to do.

Customer:

o.k. thanks

Dr. Shahzad MD :

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Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.
Hi there.
Do let me know if there has been any progress in the diagnosis.
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