AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS (ALS)


Pathophysiology

Diagnosis

Treatment

  1. Supportive
  2. Antispasmodics
  3. Riluzole 50 mg q12h PO

Disposition

  1. Rx any acute problems on presentation, us. resp decompensation
  2. May D/C stable pt w/ adequate home supervision & care
  3. Pts will eventually require long term care for help w/ ADLs & basic needs