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Is lou gehrig's disease spread from person to person?

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Dr. Christopher Phillips
25 years experience in Neurology
No: Lou gehrig disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a progressive degenerative disease of the anterior spinal cord. Genetic causes have been identified although most cases are idiopathic. The disease is not contagious.
Answered on Nov 7, 2012
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