There is some evidence of retroviral infection in ALS. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of indinavir in ALS was performed to assess safety and efficacy trends. Nephrolithiasis and gastrointestinal side effects were frequent with indinavir treatment. Group differences in the rate of decline were not significant between the groups for the ALS Functional Rating Scale (p = 0.36) or for the secondary variables. The toxicity and negative efficacy trends discourage further indinavir trials in ALS.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Apr 12 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology