What are the four types of motor neuron disorders?

The disease can be classified into four main types depending on the pattern of motor neurone involvement and the part of the body where the symptoms begin.

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Progressive bulbar palsy (PBP)
  • Progressive muscular atrophy (PMA)
  • Primary lateral sclerosis (PLS)

Is MND an autoimmune disease?

Abstract. The possibility of an autoimmune pathogenesis in motor neurone disease (MND) has been debated for many years with little consensus. However, recent evidence from different sources has served to redirect attention towards such an involvement.

What can be mistaken for MND?

Vascular disease MND can be initially misdiagnosed as a stroke, but the progression of symptoms should prompt reconsideration, and emphasises the importance of follow up.

Is there a mild form of MND?

The outlook is different for each type of motor neuron disease. Some are milder and progress more slowly than others. Although there is no cure for motor neuron diseases, medicines and therapy can ease symptoms and improve your quality of life.

At what age does motor neurone disease start?

The condition can affect adults of all ages, including teenagers, although this is extremely rare. It’s usually diagnosed in people over 40, but most people with the condition first develop symptoms in their 60s. It affects slightly more men than women.

How does lupus attack the nervous system?

Lupus may attack the nervous system via antibodies that bind to nerve cells or the blood vessels that feed them, or by interrupting the blood flow to nerves.

What are the symptoms of Lupus in the autonomic nervous system?

Lupus in the autonomic nervous system can cause a wide range of symptoms, including: Many people with lupus have other nervous system problems, like headaches, depression, and anxiety. But doctors aren’t sure if these problems are caused by lupus.

What can cause lupus symptoms similar to CNS lupus?

Some medicines and other health conditions can cause symptoms similar to CNS lupus. Your doctor can do tests to find out what’s causing your symptoms. Lupus and the peripheral nervous system Lupus can damage nerves in the body by causing inflammation of the nerves or the tissue around the nerves.

What drugs can cause CNS lupus?

The drugs most known for causing symptoms like those of CNS lupus are: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) – May cause headache, dizziness, confusion, and in rare instances, meningitis-like symptoms Antimalarials – Very high doses (not usually given for lupus) may cause manic behavior, seizures, psychosis