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Late age onset of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is often not considered in elderly people.
Broussalis, E; Grinzinger, S; Kunz, AB; Killer-Oberpfalzer, M; Haschke-Becher, E; Hartung, HP; Kraus, J;
Acta Neurol Scand. 2018; 137(3):329-334
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Grinzinger Susanne
Haschke-Becher Elisabeth
Killer-Oberpfalzer Monika
Kraus Jörg
Kunz Alexander
Müller-Thies-Broussalis Erasmia

Abstract

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease causing an upper and lower motor neuron loss. It is neurology textbook knowledge that the mean age of onset is about 60 years. However, recent investigations show an increasing incidence in older persons. We therefore evaluated whether ALS is potentially not considered in elderly people with ALS symptoms, respectively, not recognized.


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