Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

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MRI demonstrates increased T2 signal within the posterior part of the internal capsule, consistent with the diagnosis of ALS.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)— also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, and rarely Charcot disease—is a neurodegenerative disorder with various causes. The term motor neurone disease (MND) is sometimes used interchangeably with ALS, while others use it to refer to a group of similar conditions that include ALS. ALS is characterised by muscle spasticity, rapidly progressive weakness due to muscle wasting. This results in difficulty speaking, swallowing, and breathing. The disease usually starts around the age of 60, except in cases that are directly inherited when the usual age of onset is around 50.

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  1. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at Wikipedia. Retrieved September 30, 2014.



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