Progressive motor neuron disease associated with electrical injury

Muscle Nerve. 1991 Oct;14(10):977-80. doi: 10.1002/mus.880141008.


A patient in perfect health prior to electrical shock developed an ALS-like syndrome after the shock. Onset of the disease occurred in the limb through which the shock entered, and subsequently followed a course well-described in previous case reports. Possible mechanisms of disease are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis / etiology*
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis / pathology
  • Arm Injuries / etiology
  • Electric Injuries / complications*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Motor Cortex / pathology
  • Motor Neurons / pathology
  • Spinal Cord / pathology