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Progressive Bulbar Palsy (PBP) affects about 25 percent of sufferers and also involves both the upper and lower motor neurones but is characterised by dysarthria and dysphagia, and predominantly affects older women.
The term motor neuron disease was introduced by Brain (1962) in recognition of the relationship between progressive muscular atrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and progressive bulbar palsy, as shown by the differing patterns of involvement of upper and lower motor neurons and muscle wasting in these syndromes (Swash, 2000; Swash & Desai, 2000).
Motor neuron diseases include: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease), post-polio syndrome (PPS), primary lateral sclerosis (PLS), progressive muscular atrophy (PMA), pseudobulbar palsy (spastic), progressive bulbar palsy (spastic and flaccid), and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

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