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What goes wrong in lou gehrig's disease?

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In brief: NOT fully clear

We do know it is a disease which results in loss of motor nerve cells in brain and spinal cord, and there is an incidence of 10% familial involvement.
Rarely, there is a mutation in gene encoding of copper/zinc superoxide dismutase, but otherwise, we are not clear as to what is causing this devastating condition.

In brief: NOT fully clear

We do know it is a disease which results in loss of motor nerve cells in brain and spinal cord, and there is an incidence of 10% familial involvement.
Rarely, there is a mutation in gene encoding of copper/zinc superoxide dismutase, but otherwise, we are not clear as to what is causing this devastating condition.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Kathryn Mosher
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Nerve cell death

Nerve celles that produce movement begin to die causing weakness that affects the arms and legs and eventually the muscles that control swallow and speech.

In brief: Nerve cell death

Nerve celles that produce movement begin to die causing weakness that affects the arms and legs and eventually the muscles that control swallow and speech.
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Dr. Kathryn Mosher
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