Hadassah Medical Center
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
ALS is the most severe disease in the group of degenerative diseases affecting the motor neurons. The disease is rare and incurable. It is also known as "Lou Gehrig Disease" after an American baseball player who suffered from the disease in the thirties. In England, it is known as motor neuron disease (MND), and in France as Charcot's disease.