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Juvenile amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Other Names for this Disease
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, juvenile
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis type 2
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis type 4
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis type 5
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Juvenile amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is often genetic and may be caused by mutations in the ALS2 or SETX genes. In some cases the underlying gene abnormality cannot be determined. Juvenile ALS may be inherited in an autosomal dominant (as in ALS type 4) or autosomal recessive (as in ALS type 2) fashion.
Last updated: 7/8/2013
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- Orban P, Devon RS, Hayden MR, Leavitt BR. Juvenile Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Handbook of Clinical Neurology. . 2007;82(3):301-312; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18808900. Accessed 7/8/2013.