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|Year : 2016 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 841-842
Achalasia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis as part of Allgrove syndrome
Gourav Jain, Aditya Choudhary, Manoj Goyal, Vivek Lal
Department of Neurology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
|Date of Web Publication||5-Jul-2016|
Department of Neurology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
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Jain G, Choudhary A, Goyal M, Lal V. Achalasia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis as part of Allgrove syndrome. Neurol India 2016;64:841-2
We have read the recently published manuscript written by Mahale et al., and appreciate the insight that the authors provide in considering alternate possibilities in patients presenting with dysphagia in limb onset amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. However, it is pertinent to note that upper and lower motor neuron involvement can be a presenting feature of Allgrove's syndrome. Allgrove or triple A syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disease caused by a mutation in the gene encoding protein ALADIN, and though common in children, it can also present in adulthood. The syndrome is characterized by achalasia, alacrima, adrenal insufficiency, autonomic dysfunction, and amyotrophy. We feel that it would be worthwhile to look for other symptoms of the triple A syndrome in the concerned patients such as alacrima and adrenal insufficiency.
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