Kennedy's Disease Association

A Public Benefit, Non-Profit Organization

"Kennedy's Disease can be a lonely existence in many ways, but the KDA makes me feel I'm not alone, thank you."

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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