International Journal of Integrated Health Sciences
Vol 7, No 1 (2019)

AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS: FIRST CASE REPORT IN DEPARTMENT OF NEUROSURGERY, FACULTY OF MEDICINE, UNIVERSITAS PADJADJARAN, BANDUNG

Faried, Ahmad (Unknown)
Saputra, Priandana Adya Eka (Unknown)
Dhuha, Alief (Unknown)
Arifin, Muhammad Zafrullah (Unknown)



Article Info

Publish Date
23 May 2019

Abstract

Objective: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease that is incurable and results in paralysis of the muscles. Electromyography (EMG) is used to diagnosis amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Although recently there is no cure for ALS, knowledge has increased significantly in the past several years and is helping those who are newly diagnosed.Methods: This study reported for the first time in Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Padjadjaran-Dr. Hasan Sadikin General Hospital, Bandung a 58-year old man who was presented in the institution with a history of weakness of both lower extremities for four months preceded by weakness of both upper extremities since the previous month. There was no history of any medical illness or any chronic medication. The patient then underwent EMG studies, followed by muscle biopsy.Result: Electromyography and histopathological results confirmed a diagnosis of ALS.Conclusion: This case was so exceptional, since ALS occurrence in Neurosurgery Centre is extremely rare, and the diagnosis can only be established through EMG and histopathological of muscle biopsy studies.Keywords: The fist reported of ALS in Neurosurgery Bandung, electromyography studies 

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Journal Info

Abbrev

ijihs

Publisher

Subject

Health Professions

Description

International Journal of Integrated Health Sciences (IJIHS) is a peer-review journal which publishes original articles, medical research, clinical research and case report. This journal is supported by Faculty of Medicine Universitas Padjadjaran and was launched on September 22nd 2012 and firstly ...