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How is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis transmitted in humans?

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Dr. Ian Stein
Neurology
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In brief: It is not transmitte

It is not typically a heriditary or infectious disease.
No one knows the exact cause.

In brief: It is not transmitte

It is not typically a heriditary or infectious disease.
No one knows the exact cause.
Dr. Ian Stein
Dr. Ian Stein
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In brief: Rarely genetic

90% of cases are sporadic, without clearcut genetics, and this is not known to be infectious.
Of the 10% familial cases, 25% of these have a mutation in the gene encoding copper/zinc superoxide dismutase.

In brief: Rarely genetic

90% of cases are sporadic, without clearcut genetics, and this is not known to be infectious.
Of the 10% familial cases, 25% of these have a mutation in the gene encoding copper/zinc superoxide dismutase.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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