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Lou Gehrig disease

Introduction: Lou Gehrig disease

Description of Lou Gehrig disease

Lou Gehrig disease (medical condition): A motor neuron disease involving progressive...more »

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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis:
  »Introduction: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  »Symptoms of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  »Treatments for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Lou Gehrig disease: progressive degeneration of the neurons that give rise to the corticospinal tract and of the motor cells of the brain stem and spinal cord, resulting in a deficit of upper and lower motor neurons.
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Lou Gehrig disease: Rare Disease

Ophanet

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Lou Gehrig disease as a "rare disease".

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Lou Gehrig disease as a Disease

Lou Gehrig disease: Another name for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  »Symptoms of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  »Treatments for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Lou Gehrig disease: Related Diseases

Lou Gehrig disease: Lou Gehrig disease is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Symptoms of Lou Gehrig disease (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)

Some of the symptoms of Lou Gehrig disease incude:

Treatments for Lou Gehrig disease (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)

Treatments for Lou Gehrig disease (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) include:

  • Riluzole
  • Supportive treatments
  • Riluzole is an approved drug that may minimize damage to the nerves
  • Experimental medications: KNS-760704, Tetracycline antibiotic minocycline, Insulin-like growth factor 1 and Methylcobalamin
  • Alternative approaches: hyponotherapy, psychotherapy, nutritional support

Treatment of Lou Gehrig disease: For more treatment information about Lou Gehrig disease, see treatment of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig disease)

Lou Gehrig disease: Article Excerpts about Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology (Excerpt)

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurological disorder characterized by progressive degeneration of motor neuron cells in...(Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

NINDS Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive, fatal neurological disease ... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Information Page: NINDS)

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