The importance of non-motor symptoms in the clinical picture of motor neuron disease

The importance of non-motor symptoms in the clinical picture of motor neuron disease

Non-motor symptoms are an obligate sign of motor neuron disease and can often serve as a rather sensitive indicator of the general functional state of ALS patients. Gastrointestinal disorders, weight loss, pain, sweating and anxiety prevail in the structure of non-motor symptoms in ALS patients

The presence of non-motor symptoms in patients indicates the multisystemic nature of this fatal disease. The use of Non-Motor Symptom Scale (NMS) in patients with ALS in the early stages will allow neurologists to detect non-motor symptoms timely.

Keywords:ALSFRS-R scale;edaravone;lateral amyotrophic sclerosis;motor neuron disease;non-motor symptoms;non-motor symptoms scale
Authors: V. V. KOSTENKO, Y. I. GOLOVCHENKOP. L. Shupyk National Medical Academy оf Postgraduate Education Kyiv
Published: Ukrainian Neurological Journal 2020, №3