A rare case of juvenile amyotrophic lateral sclerosis


Bodur M., Toker R. T. , Basak A. N. , Okan M. S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.63, no.3, pp.495-499, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.24953/turkjped.2021.03.017
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Page Numbers: pp.495-499
  • Keywords: juvenile amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, FUS gene, FUS, DIAGNOSIS, CRITERIA

Abstract

Background. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a chronic motor neuron disease characterised by progressive weakness in striated muscles resulting from the destruction of neuronal cells. The term juvenile ALS (JALS) is used for patients whose symptoms start before 25 years of age. JALS may be sporadic or familial.