Long‐term follow‐up of 121 patients with benign fasciculations

Marceil D. Blexrud, Anthony J. Windebank, Jasper R. Daube

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Using the case records of Mayo Clinic patients, 121 patients with a diagnosis of benign fasciculations were identified. All had a normal neurological examination and normal electrophysiological studies, except for fasciculation potentials. Interviews by telephone were conducted 2 to 32 years after diagnosis. None of the patients developed symptomatic motor neuron disease. Forty individuals were in health care careers. A subset of 19 patients described acute onset of fasciculations following a viral infection. Benign fasciculations are not a prelude to progressive motor neuron disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)622-625
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of neurology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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