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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

  • Alternative Names

    Lou Gehrig's disease; ALS; Upper and lower motor neuron disease; Motor neuron disease


    Prevention

    You may want to see a genetic counselor if you have a family history of ALS.


    References

    Feldman EL. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other motor neuron diseases. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap. 435.