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What are the main causes of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis? What can be done to treat it?

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We really do not understand the cause, but 10% are genetic and 25% of these are associated with mutations of a gene encoding copper/zinc superoxide dismutase.
90% are sporadic and of no clear causation. There is no cure and control measures are mediocre. The drug Riluzole may delay need to respirator, but most treatments are palliative.

In brief: See below

We really do not understand the cause, but 10% are genetic and 25% of these are associated with mutations of a gene encoding copper/zinc superoxide dismutase.
90% are sporadic and of no clear causation. There is no cure and control measures are mediocre. The drug Riluzole may delay need to respirator, but most treatments are palliative.
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