Epidemiology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A review of literature.

@article{Couratier2016EpidemiologyOA,
  title={Epidemiology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A review of literature.},
  author={Philippe P Couratier and Philippe Corcia and G{\'e}raldine Lautrette and Marie Nicol and P. M. Preux and Ben{\^o}it Marin},
  journal={Revue neurologique},
  year={2016},
  volume={172 1},
  pages={37-45}
}
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease of motor neurons, resulting in worsening weakness of voluntary muscles until death occurs from respiratory failure. The incidence of ALS in European populations is two to three people per year per 100,000 of the general population. In Europe, crude prevalences range from 1.1/100,000 population in Yugoslavia to 8.2/100,000 in the Faroe Islands. Major advances have been made in our understanding of the genetic causes… CONTINUE READING
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