It has been suggested that spirochetes may also be responsible for a number of other diseases other than those listed above, including multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) (Mattman, 2001); however, this has not been conclusively proven. The thought that these mammalian diseases could have a bacterial etiology is no longer novel since it has been shown that helicobacter is the agent that causes stomach ulcers. I have proposed an explanation for the biology (Koch, 2003b) of ALS that builds further on Mattman's ideas. She reported that spirochetes have been cultured from 18 cases of ALS. This point needs experimental clarification. This idea suggests that, on the first detection of symptoms, antibiotics be administered to patients in the earliest stages of the disease.
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