Prognosis of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis


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About prognosis: The 'prognosis' of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis usually refers to the likely outcome of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The prognosis of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis may include the duration of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, chances of complications of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

Prognosis of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: Poor. Degenerative. Non-curable. Usually fatal within 5 years.
Prognosis for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: ALS is usually fatal within five years after diagnosis. 1
3-year survival rate for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: 50% live more than 3 years after diagnosis of ALS in America (Robert Packard Research Center at John Hopkins Hospital)
5-year survival rate for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: 20% live more than 5 years after diagnosis of ALS in America (Robert Packard Research Center at John Hopkins Hospital)
10-year survival rate for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: 10% live more than 10 years after diagnosis of ALS in America (Robert Packard Research Center at John Hopkins Hospital)
Survival rate statistics for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: The following are statistics from various sources about the survival rate for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis:
  • 50% of people with Lou Gehrig’s disease live for at least 3 years after diagnosis in the US (ALS Association)
  • 20% of people with Lou Gehrig’s disease live for at least 5 years after diagnosis in the US (ALS Association)
  • Up to 10% of people with Lou Gehrig’s disease live for at least 10 years after diagnosis in the US (ALS Association)
  • 3 to 5 years is the mean survival for people with Lou Gehrig’s disease in the US (ALS Association)
  • 50% of people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis live for at least 3 years after diagnosis in the US (ALS Association)
  • 20% of people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis live for at least 5 years after diagnosis in the US (ALS Association)
  • Up to 10% of people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis live for at least 10 years after diagnosis in the US (ALS Association)
  • 3 to 5 years is the mean survival for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in the US (ALS Association)


Footnotes:
1. excerpt from NINDS Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Information Page: NINDS

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