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Title: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in a Brazilian Kayapó-Xikrin native
Other Titles: Esclerose lateral amiotrófica em uma índia brasileira Xikrin-Kayapó
Authors: Godeiro Júnior, Clécio de Oliveira
Vieira Filho, João Paulo Botelho
Felício, André Carvalho
Oliveira, Acary Souza Bulle
Affilliation: Universidade Federal de São Paulo. Escola Paulista de Medicina. Departamento de Neurologia e Neurocirurgia. São Paulo, SP, Brasil.
Universidade Federal de São Paulo. Escola Paulista de Medicina. Departamento de Medicina. São Paulo, SP, Brasil.
Universidade Federal de São Paulo. Escola Paulista de Medicina. Departamento de Neurologia e Neurocirurgia. São Paulo, SP, Brasil.
Universidade Federal de São Paulo. Escola Paulista de Medicina. Departamento de Neurologia e Neurocirurgia. São Paulo, SP, Brasil.
Abstract: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is one of the major neurodegenerative disorders alongside Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson's disease. It is a progressive disorder that involves degeneration of motor system at all levels, leading to muscle weakness and fatal course. Physical signs of this disease thus encompass both upper and lower motor neurons.The former is characterized by brisk reflexes and signs of pyramidal release such as Babinski sign, and the latter by muscle atrophy and fasciculation. The diagnostic criteria for ALS were published elsewhere.
Keywords: Região Norte
Região Amazônica
Pará
Xikrin
DeCS: Brasil
Índios Sul-Americanos
Ecossistema Amazônico
Saúde de Populações Indígenas
Doenças do Sistema Nervoso
Esclerose Amiotrófica Lateral
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Academia Brasileira de Neurologia - ABNEURO
Citation: GODEIRO JÚNIOR, Clécio de Oliveira et al. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in a Brazilian Kayapó-Xikrin native. Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria, v. 66, n. 3-B, p. 749-751, 2008.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1590/S0004-282X2008000500029
ISSN: 0004-282X
Copyright: open access
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