Kennedy's Disease Association

A Public Benefit, Non-Profit Organization

"Back in the late 1990s, I felt alone. I had just been diagnosed with Kennedy's Disease. I came across the KDA and attended a Saturday chat. What an eye opener! There were two dozen others on the chat that were going through what I was experiencing."

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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