Document Type : Review Article


Neuroscience Research Center AND Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, ‎Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran‎


Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) misdiagnosis has many broad implications for the patient and the neurologist. Potentially curative treatments exist for certain ALS mimic syndromes, but delay in starting these therapies may have an unfavorable effect on outcome. Hence, it is important to exclude similar conditions. In this review, we discuss some of the important mimics of ALS.