However, isolated bulbar palsy
(IBP), an often under-understood variant of ALS, has symptoms confined to bulbar region for extended periods.
In bulbar palsy
, the throat muscles are mainly involved, and this may lead to difficulties in swallowing and speech.
41 (91%) patients developed bulbar palsy
and 9 of them also developed bilateral 7th nerve palsy, 4 (9%) cases presented with bulbar palsy
and descending paralysis and 2 of them were associated with bilateral 7th nerve palsy.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurological disorder involving both upper motor neuron (UMN) and lower motor neuron (LMN), eventually leading to muscle atrophy and weakness, bulbar palsy
, and respiratory failure.
Ciara Keating, six, relies on her wheels because she suffers from severe Cerebral Palsy and life-threatening Bulbar Palsy
While Holly started to thrive, Katie - who also suffered from bulbar palsy
- couldn't suck or swallow milk and doctors initially feared for the worse.
November 18, 2004: Dr Malik visits Patient C, who had motor neurone disease and progressive bulbar palsy
September 30 2004 ( Patient C is diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease and another muscle-wasting disease Progressive Bulbar Palsy
Tilly, eight, was diagnosed with bulbar palsy
- in which food enters the lungs - when she was one.