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Table 2 Neurological symptoms among 30 ALS patients

From: Role of neuro-sonography of peripheral nerves as a diagnostic and a differentiation tool of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Variables Frequency (%)
Presenting symptoms Dysphagia 1 (3.3%)
  Foot drop 3 (10%)
  Hand drop 1 (3.3%)
  Nasal tonation 1 (3.3%)
  Orthopnea 1 (3.3%)
  Paraparesis 3 (10%)
  Quadriparesis 2 (6.7%)
  Weakness 18 (60%)
Site of onset Bulbar 4 (13.3%)
Cervical 2 (6.7%)
LL 11 (36.7%)
Lumbar 4 (13.3%)
UL 9 (30%)
Bulbar affection  + ve 9 (30%)
Cervical affection  + ve 22 (73.3%)
Thoracic affection  + ve 5 (16.7%)
Lumbar affection  + ve 25 (83.3%)
Cognitive affection  + ve 6 (20%)
Extra-motor affection  + ve 11 (36.7%)
  1. UL upper limb, LL lower limb