Posted by: silver surfer | 2004/11/17

motor neuron disease

just wanna know my gran died of motor neuron disease beginning of this year.just wanna know is it in the genes?can my mother get it as well because her mother got it.And as far as i know there is no curer just i way to slow the process down.

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Dear Silver surfer

Motor Neurone Diseae (MND) is a rare neurological disorder with onset in middle or old age. The cause is unknown and there is no cure. The condition occasionally runs in families but the overall risks of recurrence are small and it is unlikely that your mother will be affected.

Regards, Maritha

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Posted by: silver surfer | 2004/11/23

thanks doc,i was worried there for a while.

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