Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is the most common degenerative motor neurone disease in adults. It is also known as Charcot disease after the famous French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot who discovered it in 1869. In North America, it is known as Lou Gherig’s disease in honour of a famous baseball player who died at 38 years old as a result of this disease.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis manifests in the form of progressive paralysis that affects most of the muscles in the diaphragm. The life expectancy is less than five years. In rare cases, longer survival times may be observed, especially if artificial ventilation devices are provided.

Esclerosis Lateral Amiotrófica (ELA)  a Vall d'Hebron
Authorship: Vall d'Hebron
Creation date: 17.12.2021, 10:03
Modification date: 31.01.2022, 11:22
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