What is the role of EMG in the workup of frontotemporal lobe dementia with motor neuron disease (FTD/MND)?

Updated: Apr 11, 2017
  • Author: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA  more...
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Electromyography may demonstrate widespread denervation in limb muscles. Early in the disease, especially in patients with a predominantly bulbar onset, findings may not fulfill the Lambert or El Escorial criteria for motor neuron disease.


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