Published in Law and Health Weekly, May 13th, 2006
Study 1: Three patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and a polyneuropathy resembling chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) may help elucidate disease pathogenesis.
"We report three patients with a syndrome that fulfilled clinical and laboratory criteria for definite CIDP who failed immunosuppressive treatment and eventually developed progressive ALS. Mean disease duration was 23 months (13-38) before death," scientists in France reported.
"Two patients had a family history of ALS without mutations of the...
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