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Unformatted text preview: cause some form of MND. Epidemiology The incidence of MND is approximately 2 in 100,000, while the prevalence is approximately 6 in 100,000. The incidence rises with age and MND is rare in patients under the age of 50. The peak incidence is around 65. Men are affected more than women. Diagnosis The diagnosis of MND is a clinical one, established by a neurologist on the basis of history and neurological examination. There is no diagnostic test for MND. Investigations such as blood tests, nerve conduction studies, electromyography, MRI and occasionally genetic testing may be required to rule out other conditions which can mimic MND. Having excluded other causes, a relatively rapid progression of symptoms is a strong diagnostic factor. Although an individual's progression may sometimes slow or plateau, it will not improve....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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