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Datamonitor Healthcare CNS: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Market Spotlight

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February 09, 2018

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal late-onset neurodegenerative disorder characterized by progressive muscular paralysis. It leads to damage of the upper and lower motor neurons present in the corticospinal tracts, brainstem, primary motor cortex, and spinal cord. The first onset of symptoms is generally seen in patients aged 50–65 years. Common symptoms reported by patients with ALS include muscle twitching, weakness, and cramping, which subsequently lead to muscle impairment. Furthermore, patients in the final stages of ALS will develop symptoms of dysphagia and dyspnea.

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Disease Group Covered: Neurology
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