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Old 11-14-2004, 05:26 PM #2 (permalink)
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Hi Theresa:
I'll take a stab at this! From my recollections, I believe that ALS is not diagnosed by finding some bacterialinfestation, viral infection or genetic disposition (although I may be wrong about the later with familial ALS). Rather all related conditions are eliminated. I'm not sure what the MRI and the EMG eliminates, but I suspect brain lesions and nerve damage are a possiblilty. I remember, going to the hospital for the MRI and, knowing the possibililties, praying for a tumour! How sick is that?

Hope this helps... and is somewhat accurate.

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