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what is the average age of als onset

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
36 years experience Pediatrics
10-20 years old.: Average age at onset of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als), or lou gehrig's disease, is 10-20 years old; it's younger in patients with familial ALS t ... Read More
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Dr. Lucia Zamorano
41 years experience Neurosurgery
ALS: Sympts usually develop after age 50.

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Anytime, but: The scientific literature shows that it does not happen until about age 30, and is still rare until about age 45. Cases in children or people in their ... Read More
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Dr. William Newton
19 years experience Pain Management
Not typical: Average age of diagnosis is 55. Can be seen as early as the 20's most commonly between 40 and 70 years of age.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Very unlikely: However, there are hereditary disorders of the motor neuron which occur in childhood and may even present in early 20's. These disorders are somewhat ... Read More
Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience Neurology
It is rare: It is rare for a youngster to be diagnosed with ALS but it is possible. Most cases of this occur after age 50 or so.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rony Gorges
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Don't worry. : It's not a common disease and if you have no symptoms you have nothing to worry about. Consider not watching medical programming if you are overly anx ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Anytime, but: The scientific literature shows that it does not happen until about age 30, and is still rare until about age 45. It's reported that younger cases may ... Read More
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Dr. Joel Cooperman
46 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Improbable: There are many beneign causes of leg pain/ parasthesias. See musculoskletal specialist, like a manipulative do. Is there a family hist of nerve diseas ... Read More
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Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Eucerine: Eucerine cream is a good daily moisturizer. It sounds like you are getting some patches of eczema. It could be that or just dry skin. Our skin does ge ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
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Very Low: 2.16 per 100,000 person-years https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2850819/
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
ALS: is a progressive disabling disease a but when it starts with a "bulbar" onset it is not easy to make a "definite" diagnosis (until it reaches nerves w ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Can't tell: your history is too short. If your neurological exam is normal and twitching of the tongue is the only symptom then nothing more needs to be done at t ... Read More
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