What is the lifetime risk for developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)?

Updated: Jun 14, 2018
  • Author: Carmel Armon, MD, MSc, MHS; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHCM, CPE, FAAPL  more...
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The lifetime risk for developing ALS for individuals aged 18 years has been estimated to be 1 in 350 for men and 1 in 420 for women. [112] These estimates are close to those reported from 4 European registries, using different methods. [135, 136, 137]

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