Alyssa Treherne

key statistics

A lot of people are born with this disease it comes from a certain genetic defect

In the U.S. there are 30,000 people who have this disease each year 5,000 people get ALS.

major effects

long-term effects:

Death, the person will have a hard time walking

short-term effects:

stiffness in the person’s muscles, twitching

Prevention& Treatment

There is nothing that can cure this disease but there is a drug called riluzole that will cause the symptoms to not get worse. There are other drugs that will do the same as riluzole .

Work Cited

Work cited

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Muscular Dystrophy Association. N.p., n.d. Grolier Online, 2013. Web. 16 Dec. 2013.

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Weiner, William J. "Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis." World Book Student. World Book, 2013. Web. 16 Dec. 2013.