The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 73, Issue 3, pp 225–226 | Cite as

Juvenile amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Clinical Brief


Juvenile amytrophic lateral sclerosis (JALS) is a type of motor neuron disease presenting before 25 years of age. It is characterized by a combination of upper and lower motor signs. It may be familial or sporadic. We are reporting a sporadic case of JALS with onset of symptoms at 4 years of age. Diagnostic criteria and a brief review of literature are presented.

Key words

Juvenile amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Early onset 


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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, University College of Medical SciencesGuru Tegh Bahadur HospitalDelhiIndia

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