Study of “ALS reversals”: LifeTime environmental exposures (StARLiTE)

Affiliates J. Crayle[1], M. Lutz [2], J. Raymond [3], P. Mehta[3], R. Bedlack [2]


[1] Department of Neurology, Washington University in Saint Louis, Saint Louis, MO, USA
[2] Department of Neurology, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
[3] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, National ALS Registry, Atlanta, GA, USA

Journal Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
Summary This research paper examines the environmental exposures of persons with ALS that had significant and sustained recovery from the disease, i.e. “ALS Reversals” Questionnaires were sent to a group of twenty-five “ALS Reversals” and compared with a control group of typical persons with ALS. The study found relative heterogeneity in in environmental exposures between the control group and “reversal” group; showing more similarities than differences.
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