Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) - A Case Report

Published on:August 2017
Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 2017; 10(2):151-152
Case Study | doi:10.5530/ijopp.10.2.31


Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) - A Case Report


Authors and affiliation (s):

Fousiya Kunjumon Subaida*, Diya Sarju, Binsha Malliyekal Abdulkhadar, Divya Venugopal

Pharm.D interns, Grace College of pharmacy, Palakkad, Kerala, INDIA

Abstract:

This is a case of 54 year old male patient with Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis. The patient is a known case of ALS. Patient came with features of quadriparesis of 1 year duration. Limb weakness started in each limb and slowly progressed to involve all four limbs. Patient also have difficulty in walking due to severe stiffness in both lower limb. Final diagnosis of MND-ALS was made because of limbs having both UMN and LMN signs which was confirmed by nerve conduction study and was treated with T. Riluzole 50 mg OD.

Key words: Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis (Als), Lmn And Umn Signs, Riluzole.




 

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