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Lytico-bodig disease

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ALS in Guam

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Lytico-bodig Disease

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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.
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