We present a single case of clinically definite amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) associated with modest gadolinium enhancement of the lumbar nerve roots without thickening or nodularity and with CSF protein elevation (80 mg/dl). These findings should not exclude a clinical diagnosis of ALS and suggest that the enhancement of nerve roots and protein elevation were related to rapid neuronal degeneration, not inflammation.
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Magnetic resonance imaging
- Motor neuron disease
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology