It is a rare disease and, in fact, little known to the general public. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) – also called Charcot’s disease – is however the most common motor neurone disease.
The lifetime risk of suffering from ALS is estimated at 1 in 350 for men and 1 in 400 for women and mainly affects people aged 50 to 75 years.
7,000 patients in France
In France, there would be 7,000 to be affected by this pathology with 1,600 new cases declared per year for as many deaths.
In fact, ALS is characterized…