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Primary Lateral Sclerosis

Primary Lateral Sclerosis: Introduction

Primary Lateral Sclerosis: Primary lateral sclerosis is a rare neuromuscular disease characterized by progressive muscle weakness in the voluntary muscles. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Primary Lateral Sclerosis Information Page: NINDS) ... more about Primary Lateral Sclerosis.

Primary Lateral Sclerosis: A neurological disorder involving the upper motor nerves and causing progressive muscle weakness in the extremities and facial area. This condition involves mutations in the same gene and overlapping symptoms with juvenile primary lateral sclerosis but the difference is that primary lateral sclerosis only involves degeneration of the upper motor neurons whereas infantile-onset spastic paralysis is more severe and involves degeneration of upper and lower motor neurons. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Primary Lateral Sclerosis is available below.

Symptoms of Primary Lateral Sclerosis

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Primary Lateral Sclerosis: Complications

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Causes of Primary Lateral Sclerosis

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Primary Lateral Sclerosis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Primary Lateral Sclerosis: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Primary Lateral Sclerosis

Prognosis for Primary Lateral Sclerosis: Muscle degeneration, but not fatal.

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Article Excerpts about Primary Lateral Sclerosis

Primary lateral sclerosis is a rare neuromuscular disease characterized by progressive muscle weakness in the voluntary muscles. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Primary Lateral Sclerosis Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Primary Lateral Sclerosis:

Primary Lateral Sclerosis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Primary Lateral Sclerosis, or a subtype of Primary Lateral Sclerosis, 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 Primary Lateral Sclerosis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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