Familial monomelic amyotrophy: a case report from India.

  title={Familial monomelic amyotrophy: a case report from India.},
  author={Atchayaram Nalini and L. V Lokesh and Ellajosyula Ratnavalli},
  journal={Journal of the neurological sciences},
  volume={220 1-2},
Monomelic amyotrophy (MMA) is a benign lower motor neuron disorder in the young with male preponderance. It is characterized by insidious onset and progressive weakness and wasting of a distal extremity over a few years followed by spontaneous arrest. The exact pathogenesis is unknown. It is predominantly a sporadic disorder but rarely familial forms have been documented. In this report, we describe the phenotype of a 21-year-old man and his mother who were diagnosed to have MMA. The index case… CONTINUE READING

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