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November 1973

Cultures of Tissues From Patients With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Author Affiliations

Berkeley, Calif; San Francisco; Berkeley
From the Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory, California State Department of Public Health, Berkeley (Drs. Cremer, Oshiro, and Lennette), and the Institute of Medical Sciences, Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco (Dr. Norris).

Arch Neurol. 1973;29(5):331-333. doi:10.1001/archneur.1973.00490290071009

Cell cultures established from tissues of nine patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and maintained for several months to over a year yielded no clue as to a possible viral cause of the disease. Serum antibody titers to 15 viral agents in 34 patients with ALS did not differ from those of matched controls.