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What is Motor neuron diseases?

What is Motor neuron diseases?

  • Motor neuron diseases: Any of various disorders of the "motor neurons", nerves that control movement.
  • Motor neuron diseases: disorders of motor neurons which result in atrophy, fasciculation and fibrillations, spasticity, decreased muscle tone, loss of or overactive tendon reflexes, and abnormal extensor reflexes.
    Source - Diseases Database

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

Motor neuron diseases: Introduction

Types of Motor neuron diseases:

Types of Motor neuron diseases:

Broader types of Motor neuron diseases:

How many people get Motor neuron diseases?

Incidence (annual) of Motor neuron diseases: 92 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
Incidence Rate of Motor neuron diseases: approx 1 in 49,566 or 0.00% or 5,487 people in USA [about data]

Who gets Motor neuron diseases?

Profile for Motor neuron diseases: Generally, MNDs strike in middle age. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Motor Neuron Diseases Information Page: NINDS)

How serious is Motor neuron diseases?

Complications of Motor neuron diseases: see complications of Motor neuron diseases
Prognosis of Motor neuron diseases: The prognosis for individuals with these disorders varies depending on the type of MND. Some types, such as ALS, are fatal. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Motor Neuron Diseases Information Page: NINDS)

What causes Motor neuron diseases?

Causes of Motor neuron diseases: see causes of Motor neuron diseases
Causes of Motor neuron diseases: The cause(s) of most MNDs are not known, but environmental, toxic, viral, or genetic factors may be implicated. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Motor Neuron Diseases Information Page: NINDS)

What are the symptoms of Motor neuron diseases?

Symptoms of Motor neuron diseases: see symptoms of Motor neuron diseases

Complications of Motor neuron diseases: see complications of Motor neuron diseases

Motor neuron diseases: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Motor neuron diseases.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Motor neuron diseases.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Motor neuron diseases: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Motor neuron diseases.
Treatments for Motor neuron diseases: see treatments for Motor neuron diseases
Research for Motor neuron diseases: see research for Motor neuron diseases

Society issues for Motor neuron diseases


Hospitalization statistics for Motor neuron diseases: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Motor neuron diseases:

  • 0.023% (2,892) of hospital consultant episodes were for motor neuron disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 80% of hospital consultant episodes for motor neuron disease required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 55% of hospital consultant episodes for motor neuron disease were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 45% of hospital consultant episodes for motor neuron disease were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Motor neuron diseases:

Organs and body systems related to Motor neuron diseases include:

Name and Aliases of Motor neuron diseases

Main name of condition: Motor neuron diseases

Other names or spellings for Motor neuron diseases:

MND, motor neurone disease

MND Source - Diseases Database

Motor neuron diseases: Related Conditions

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