Kennedy's Disease Association

A Public Benefit, Non-Profit Organization

"I had just been diagnosed with Kennedy's Disease and had no idea what it was or what to expect. The KDA maintains an excellent website that explains the disease. I found details on symptoms, the cause, and exercises I could do to maintain my strength."

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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