The history of progressive muscular atrophy

  title={The history of progressive muscular atrophy},
  author={Jeldican Visser and J. D. de Jong and M. Visser},
  pages={723 - 727}
  • Jeldican Visser, J. D. de Jong, M. Visser
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Since its first description more than a century ago, there has been much debate about the diagnostic entity progressive muscular atrophy (PMA). Initially, PMA included all forms of progressive amyotrophy. With the identification of several myogenic and neurogenic diseases and the recognition of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), PMA was deemed to disappear as a nosologic entity at the end of the 19th century. In the last century, various other lower motor neuron syndromes were distinguished… CONTINUE READING
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