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It seems that disproprotionate number of males on this forum are of 43 years, or close.

I think the current prevailing wisdom is that probability of ALS is growing with age, up to 70. But looks like there is a visible spike for males around age 43. I am wondering if it is a distinctive subtype of ALS.
 

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you are correct pitch, the age in als/pls for m/f has dropped from the age of onset being at least 50yrs to 40yrs. i know a lot with onset around late 30's to 40yrs m/f.
but survival rate is much higher than it has ever been and pals are living longer, we just need that cure.
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It is not only that the average age of onset has dropped. It used to be thought that probability of getting ALS grows monotoneously with age until age of 70-75; apparently it is not true any more either: there seem to be more males with ALS aged 43 that, let's say, 50. It seems like a spike around 43. I am curious if my observations are correct.
 

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there are also some females on this forum around 40yrs so i dont think its just a male thing, or are you a typical man looking at it through a mans view lol:-D
take care
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I think it might also have something to do with younger people (that is, people in their 30's and 40's) use the internet and older people don't. I still think the average age of onset is the same in everything that I have seen.
 

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so if mid 40's is the average age. how many are in there earlie 30's myself am only 29 so how likely is it to happen to someone my age?
 

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There was a guy at our ALS Clinic diagnosed at age of 27 last year. I would think this is a rare occurrence.

I thought my husband was young to have ALS, as he was diagnosed at age 47.
 

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There was a guy at our ALS Clinic diagnosed at age of 27 last year. I would think this is a rare occurrence.

I thought my husband was young to have ALS, as he was diagnosed at age 47.

thanks because i was reading something were it said they have found it in young children. but now there seeing it more in people in the 20's and 30's.
 
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