Disorders of the anterior horn cell (AHC), also known as motor neuron diseases, may have acquired or inherited origins. Acquired diseases are mainly of viral origin, and most of these have an acute presentation. They include poliomyelitis and myelitis caused by other enteroviruses. Poliomyelitis has fortunately become relatively rare due to sustained, organized vaccination programs; however, it has not been completely eradicated, and occasional outbreaks do still occur . Newly described acquired anterior horn cell diseases such as acute flaccid myelitis remain a threat . Currently, inherited motor neuron diseases account for most cases of AHC disease.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Clinical Child Neurology|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||14|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2020|
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