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Old 12-27-2016, 04:50 PM #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: many clean emg's but symptoms

There is no research to validate amino acid blood levels as markers of MND. However, there is a great deal of evidence that serial negative EMGs even as early as 4 mos out from presentation, + a normal neuro exam in the presence of "spinal symptoms," has high specificity in the right hands (accurately rules out ALS).

Without knowing more about the symptoms you allude to, I can't suggest your next course of action. I can only say that nothing you have presented suggests ALS. The inverse is true.

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Laurie
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