Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is also known as motor neuron disease, and popularly, as Lou Gehrig's disease. Motor neuron diseases occur throughout life, with different syndromes having different eponyms. One of the distinguishing features of motor neuron diseases is their varying combinations of both upper motor and lower neuron features. Other neurological features may occur, such as dementia or retinal degeneration ('ALS-Plus"). Motor neuron disease may also occur as part of other disorders, such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, frontotemporal dementia, and spinocerebellar degeneration. ALS may be mimicked by delayed postpoliomyelitis, multifocal motor neuropathy with or without conduction block, endocrinopathies, lead intoxication, or infections. Motor neuron diseases may occur

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