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What is the average age of als onset?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 37 years experience
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 than in patients with sporadic disease. About 5-10% of patients with ALS have the familial form.
Dr. Lucia Zamorano
Neurosurgery 42 years experience
ALS: Sympts usually develop after age 50.
Last updated Jan 13, 2020
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