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How long is the life expectancy for als, llou gehrig's disease?

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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 3 to 5 years

Als, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is better known as lou gehrig's disease.
It is a disease of motor neurons that causes progressive muscle weakness and is uniformly fatal. The median time from the first symptom of weakness to the patient's passing is about 4 years.

In brief: 3 to 5 years

Als, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is better known as lou gehrig's disease.
It is a disease of motor neurons that causes progressive muscle weakness and is uniformly fatal. The median time from the first symptom of weakness to the patient's passing is about 4 years.
Marianne DiNapoli
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Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery

In brief: 3 years

Two to five years from time of diagnosis for most patients.

In brief: 3 years

Two to five years from time of diagnosis for most patients.
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