Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis type 4

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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis type 4

Synonyms: ALS4 | Distal hereditary motor neuropathy with upper motor neuron signs | dHMN with upper motor neuron signs

A rare genetic motor neuron disease characterized by late childhood- or adolescent-onset of slowly progressive severe distal limb muscle weakness and wasting in association with pyramidal signs normal sensation and absence of bulbar involvement leading to degeneration of motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord.

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Advocacy Organizations

Genetic Support Network of Victoria

The Genetic Support Network of Victoria is an organisation that supports people living with genetic, undiagnosed and rare conditions and those who support them including community and families, patient support organisations, health professionals and industry. Our vision is our community flourishing and living their best lives.

patriot for growth and development initiative

Patriots for Growth and Development Initiatives (PGDI), is dedicated to creating a sustainable and equitable world where everyone has access to basic amenities, quality education, decent healthcare, and good livelihoods. Our mission is to promote sustainable development, democracy and good governance, anti-corruption, and accountability, health with a specific focus on rare diseases.

Clinical Trials

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