Incidence of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis before and during the COVID-19 pandemic: evidence from an 8-year population-based study in Central Italy based on healthcare utilization databases.

Publication date: Apr 01, 2024

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder with a high multidimensional burden, with an obscure etiopathogenesis. We designed a longitudinal, population-based study of people residing in Central Italy (Marche Region) who were beneficiaries of the National Health System. People with an unprecedented ALS hospitalization (335. 20 ICD-9 CM) or tagged with an ALS exemption between 2014 and 2021 were considered incident cases. ALS cases residing in the region for

Concepts Keywords
Amyotroph Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Fatal environment
Healthcare neuroepidemiology


Type Source Name
disease MESH amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
pathway KEGG Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
disease MESH COVID-19 pandemic
disease VO population
disease MESH neurodegenerative disorder

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