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Segmental demyelination
All motor - no sensory
AKA post infectious allergic neuritis
Pathology Guillain Barre
Acuse issue assoc w/ some kind of infection.
Only exacerbation, no remission
Pathology Guillain Barre
occurs weeks after infection, Pt notices limb weakness and sensory loss
S&S Guillain Barre
Trunk, limbs, cranial nerves are effected, No recurrence
S&S Guillain Barre
Inevitable hospitalization, Ventilation and NG tube, usually full recovery
S&S Guillain Barre
Affects nerve cells in brain and SC, progressive neruodegenerative disease
ALS
Motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost
ALS
Perephiral nervous system disease
ALS
Motor neurons degenerate, can no longer send impulses to the muscles
ALS
increasing muscle weakness, especially arms, legs, speech swallowing and breathing
ALS
Muscles not longer receive message from brain so they atrophy
ALS
Twitching and cramping of muscles especially hands and feet
Symptoms ALS
Impairment of the use of the arms and legs distal to proximal
Symptoms ALS
Thick speech and difficulty projecting voice, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing and swallowing.
Symptoms ALS
Muscles weakness occuring in approx 60% of Pts. No sensory deficits or incontinence
ALS