Anterior horn cell diseases

Mustafa A.M. Salih, Peter B. Kang

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Disorders of the anterior horn cell (AHC), also known as motor neuron diseases, may have acquired or inherited origins. Acquired diseases are mainly of viral origin, and most of these have an acute presentation. They include poliomyelitis and myelitis caused by other enteroviruses. Poliomyelitis has fortunately become relatively rare due to sustained, organized vaccination programs; however, it has not been completely eradicated, and occasional outbreaks do still occur [1]. Newly described acquired anterior horn cell diseases such as acute flaccid myelitis remain a threat [2]. Currently, inherited motor neuron diseases account for most cases of AHC disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationClinical Child Neurology
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783319431536
ISBN (Print)9783319431529
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020
Externally publishedYes

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