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Facial onset sensory and motor neuronopathy (FOSMN) syndrome may represent an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis phenotype as indicated by associated with the heterozygous D90A superoxide dismutase-1 (SOD-1) gene mutation.
Facial onset sensory and motor neuronopathy (FOSMN) syndrome is a rare and slowly progressive neurological disorder heralded by development of sensory symptoms within the face (trigeminal nerve distribution), and followed by evolution of sensory and motor deficits in a rostral-caudal direction.1 The motor deficits are characterised by lower motor neurone features including muscle weakness and wasting, cramps and fasciculations, with absence of …
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