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Monomelic Amyotrophy

Monomelic Amyotrophy: Introduction

Monomelic Amyotrophy: Monomelic amyotrophy (MMA) is a disease of nerves, known as motor neurons, that are responsible for controlling voluntary muscles. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Monomelic Amyotrophy Information Page: NINDS) ... more about Monomelic Amyotrophy.

Monomelic Amyotrophy: Rare motor neuron disease with good prognosis. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Monomelic Amyotrophy is available below.

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Types of Monomelic Amyotrophy

  • O'Sullivan-McLeod syndrome - a progressive subtype where the weakness later spreads to another limb.
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Causes of Monomelic Amyotrophy

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Prognosis for Monomelic Amyotrophy

Prognosis for Monomelic Amyotrophy: The symptoms of MMA usually progress slowly for one to two years before reaching a plateau, then remain stable for many years. Disability is generally slight. Occasionally, the weakness progresses to the opposite limb. There is also a slowly progressive variant of MMA known as O'Sullivan-McLeod syndrome, which affects the small muscles of the hand and forearm and has a slowly progressive course. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Monomelic Amyotrophy Information Page: NINDS)

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Monomelic amyotrophy (MMA) is a disease of nerves, known as motor neurons, that are responsible for controlling voluntary muscles. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Monomelic Amyotrophy Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Monomelic Amyotrophy:

Monomelic Amyotrophy is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Monomelic Amyotrophy, or a subtype of Monomelic Amyotrophy, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Monomelic Amyotrophy as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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