People of Umatac could be key to unlocking mystery of Lytico-Bodig
ALS in Guam
Lytico-bodig disease, sometimes spelled Lytigo-bodig, is the name of a disease in the language of Chamorro. It is referred to by neuroscientists as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-parkinsonism-dementia (ALS-PDC), a term coined by Asao Hirano and colleagues in 1961. It is a neurodegenerative disease of uncertain etiology that exists in the United States territory of Guam.