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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ALS is a rare but seriousneurodegenerative disease characterized by progressive muscular paralysiswithout overall achievement of higher functions, resulting from motor neurondestruction. The present study reports two cases of elderly female patientsaged 45 and 54 years, respectively, allowed for a progressive motor deficit of4 members. Neurological examination found a spastic pyramidal syndrome and aneurogenic syndrome device of 4 members without sensory syndrome. The ENMGrevealed a pure motor neurogenic compatible with involvement of the anteriorhorn of the spinal cord, holding the ALS diagnosis. The standard radiographyand cervical MRI were normal. These patients received analgesics, nursing,physiotherapy and psychotherapy. Then they were lost. ALS is a rare diseaseincidence: 1.25%. Our patients, with a mean age of 54.5 years, showedclinical and laboratory signs associated with them classically encountered. Thediagnosis is suspected in a spastic pyramidal syndrome and neurogenicperipheral syndrome of 4 members but not eliminate cervical spondyloticmyelopathy one. The ENMG confirms it. Although the treatment is disappointing, it’sbased on the riluzole and palliative care, but the evolution is inexorablytoward death.

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Diagnosis, ALS, Support

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Yapo-Ehounoud, C. , Aka-Anghui-Diarra, E. , Amon-Tanoh, M. , Assi, B. , Kouamé-Assouan, A. , Tanoh, C. and Kotchi, E. 2015 Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ALS about 2 Observations in the Neurology Department of the University Hospital of Cocody. Open Access Library Journal, 2, 1-6. doi: 10.4236-oalib.1101924.





Autor: Constance Yapo-Ehounoud1*, Evelyne Aka-Anghui-Diarra1, Muriel Amon-Tanoh1, Berthe Assi1, Ange-Eric Kouamé-Assouan1, Christian Ta

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