Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Weakness due to ALS Evaluation

The evaluation of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis begins with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in those with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis include:

The diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis requires testing.

Tests for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis may include:

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Last Updated: Nov 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Weakness due to ALS References
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