Long-term follow-up of 121 patients with benign fasciculations

M. D. Blexrud, Anthony John Windebank, J. R. Daube

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Abstract

Using the case records of Mayo Clinic patients, 121 patients with a diagnosis of benign fasciculations were identified. All had a normal neurological examination and normal electrophysiological studies, except for fasciculation potentials. Interviews by telephone were conducted 2 to 32 years after diagnosis. None of the patients developed symptomatic motor neuron disease. Forty individuals were in health care careers. A subset of 19 patients described acute onset of fasciculations following a viral infection. Benign fasciculations are not a prelude to progressive motor neuron disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)622-625
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Neurology
Volume34
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1993

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Long-term follow-up of 121 patients with benign fasciculations. / Blexrud, M. D.; Windebank, Anthony John; Daube, J. R.

In: Annals of Neurology, Vol. 34, No. 4, 1993, p. 622-625.

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Blexrud, MD, Windebank, AJ & Daube, JR 1993, 'Long-term follow-up of 121 patients with benign fasciculations', Annals of Neurology, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 622-625.
Blexrud, M. D. ; Windebank, Anthony John ; Daube, J. R. / Long-term follow-up of 121 patients with benign fasciculations. In: Annals of Neurology. 1993 ; Vol. 34, No. 4. pp. 622-625.
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