Kennedy's Disease Association

A Public Benefit, Non-Profit Organization

"The KDA web site is a source of real information and even stories of other guys with the same problem. All of a sudden I was not alone, and also the information about the research going on gave me hope."

Common Misdiagnosis

Kennedy's Disease is often mistaken
for other neuromuscular disorders.

Important: A DNA blood test can determine if Kennedy's disease is the correct diagnosis.

The most frequent misdiagnosis has been ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).  The Muscular Dystrophy Association has posted an article written by Dr. Kenneth Fischbeck in this regard:  Mistaken Diagnosis-ALS and SBMA Can Be Confused.

The most common misdiagnoses that many individuals with Kennedy's Disease have received:

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