No announcement yet.

Anterior Horn Cell Disease

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Anterior Horn Cell Disease

    We’ve been told to expect an Anterior Horn Cell Disease diagnosis. Though we are waiting on one more test before this is confirmed.

    looking Online I see this comes under the umbrella of MND. However I can’t find any info about it specifically. Does anyone know about Anterior Horn Cell specifically. Only info I can find is generic MND info (maybe it’s all the same) or very scientific articles I don’t understand or articles on websites I can’t be certain are accurate.

    Has anyone here had that as their diagnosis. Seems to be very quick progressing at the moment. So am anxious to find out information.

    Whowhatwhywherewhen Welcome to the forum, W5.

    Yes, anterior horn cell diseases involve motor neurons but not all are what is commonly referred to as ‘MND’. There must be a valid reason as to why the likely diagnosis is phrased as it is - is the Neurologist a specialist in neuromuscular diseases, motor neurone disease etc?

    Do you know which test you/the person are/is waiting for?

    ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
    Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.


      Whowhatwhywherewhen I had anterior horn cell disease written on the bottom of my emg test results.

      Did you or one of your family have an emg test ?.


        According to what Mayo told me, anterior horn cell diseases, with the exception of polio, include all the progressive motor neuron conditions like SMA types I to III in children and familial and sporadic ALS and its variants (PMA, PLS, and PBP), Kennedy's disease, and SMA type IV in adults. Mayo, sometimes uses it as a blanket statement to say, yes you have a motor neuron disease but we're not sure which one at this point. They used this term with me on my first visit. It was later changed to lower motor neuron dominant ALS.

        I have seen fast and slow progressions in all of the above. ​
        Living live on the beach. Dx 2015 ALS (limb onset)