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Neurodegen 05

Topic: Pathology

Created on Monday, February 16 2009 by gliageek

Last modified on Monday, February 16 2009.


Courtesy of Dr. Mark Cohen
This transverse section of spinal cord came from a patient with?

 
        A) Frederich ataxia
 
        B) Spinal muscular atrophy
 
        C) ALS
 
        D) Devic disease
 
        E) Shy-Drager syndrome
 

 


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A) Frederich ataxia

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Spinocerebellar + posterior column degeneration  (See References)

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B) Spinal muscular atrophy

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Kugelberg-Welander. Note bilateral anterior horn degeneration WITHOUT corticospinal degeneration  (See References)

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C) ALS

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Corticospinal tracts spared  (See References)

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D) Devic disease

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White matter spared  (See References)

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E) Shy-Drager syndrome

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Affects intermediolateral cell columns  (See References)

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References:

1. Love, S., Louis, D.N., and Ellison, D.W. (2008). Greenfield's Neuropathology, 8th Edition. Oxford University Press, USA (ISBN:0340906820)Advertising:
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Neurodegen 05
Question ID: 021609145
Question written by gliageek. (C) FrontalCortex.com 2006-2009, all rights reserved. Created: 02/16/2009
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