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Postby kleryk on December 8th, 2003, 1:55 am

Hello!

I just have a little question concerning the technical side of EMG ALS examination - i had three completely normal EMGs, but no so called Single Fiber EMG. Does anyone one if it is helpful in ALS diagnosis (like it is in MG)? And/or having no SFEMG pretty much rules out ALS? I do expirience all the BFS sympthoms like twiching and perceived weakness.

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Postby osbormd on December 8th, 2003, 9:02 am

From everything I've read, an EMG and Clinical exam by experienced neurologists or specialists is all that's needed. If both are normal (except for fasciculations), than you're in the clear.

How far apart were your EMG's? How long have you been twitching? Where they done by a local technician and interpreted by a local neurologist, or were they done by a Neuromuscular Specialist?

If you're still concerned after 3 EMG's about the weakness, then maybe consider a Specialist as a second opinion (if you haven't already).


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