Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Muscle Weakness due to ALS Incidence

Facts about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis:

  • About 1 out of 100,000 people develop amyotrophic lateral sclerosis each year in the US.
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is most common in those over 40 years old.

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Last Updated: Feb 23, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Muscle Weakness due to ALS References
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