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n_mnd [2021/02/24 21:17]
gary1 [Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)]
n_mnd [2021/02/24 21:25] (current)
gary1 [Progressive Bulbar Palsy (PBP)]
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 ====Progressive Bulbar Palsy (PBP)==== ====Progressive Bulbar Palsy (PBP)====
   *25% of cases of ALS; mainly causes a LMN [[bulbar_palsy|bulbar palsy]]   *25% of cases of ALS; mainly causes a LMN [[bulbar_palsy|bulbar palsy]]
 +  *early cases may have:
 +    * difficulty with pronunciations, particularly lateral consonants (linguals) and velars
 +    * drooling of saliva
 +    * gagging, choking, aspiration of food and saliva
 +    * 25% develop widespread symptoms common to ALS
 +  * later, loss of gag reflex, tongue fasciculations, and inability to protrude the tongue occur
 +  * some may develop pseudobulbar palsy and emotional changes
 +  * death, usually from aspiration pneumonia, usually occurs within 1-3 yrs of onset of disorder
 ====Progressive Muscular Atrophy (PMA)==== ====Progressive Muscular Atrophy (PMA)====
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