In this clinical study the presentation, electromyography and nerve conduction studies were described in different types of motor neurone disease in 28 Sudanese patients seen at El Shaab and Khartoum Teaching Hospitals.
The three major clinical subtypes encountered were amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (n=19), progressive bulbar palsy (n=7) and progressive muscular atrophy (n=2).
Family history of the disease was found in four patients and those mainly presented with bulbar symptoms.
Sudanese patients were found to have an earlier age of onset and a better prognosis of the disease than their caucasian counterparts.
Mots-clés Pascal : Neurone moteur maladie, Soudan, Afrique, Etude familiale, Epidémiologie, Homme, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Moelle épinière pathologie, Maladie dégénérative
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Motor neuron disease, Sudan, Africa, Family study, Epidemiology, Human, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Spinal cord disease, Degenerative disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0326136
Code Inist : 002B02G. Création : 12/09/1997.