A clustering of conjugal amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in southeastern France.

@article{Corcia2003ACO,
  title={A clustering of conjugal amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in southeastern France.},
  author={Philippe Corcia and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne-Farnase Jafari-Schluep and Dominique Lardillier and Hassan Mazyad and Pieric Giraud and Pierre Clavelou and J. Pouget and William Camu},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  year={2003},
  volume={60 4},
  pages={553-7}
}
BACKGROUND The origin of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) remains largely unknown but seems to be multifactorial. We believe that ALS clusters may help clinicians understand or analyze the role of environmental factors in ALS pathogenesis. OBJECTIVE To describe a cluster of conjugal ALS in southeastern France. PATIENTS We describe 9 couples in which both spouses were affected by ALS. Eight of the 9 had lived in southeastern France. In all cases, the spouses were married for more than 10… CONTINUE READING

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